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Table 3 Impact of study characteristics to the effects of atorvastatin therapy on serum adiponectin concentrations: results of univariate meta-regression analyses

From: Effect of atorvastatin treatment on circulating adiponectin: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Study characteristicsWMD of serum adiponectin concentrations (ug/ml)
Coefficient95% CIp
Number of subjects− 0.019−0.043 to 0.0050.10
Mean age (years)−0.17−0.44 to 0.100.35
Male (%)−0.056− 0.122 to 0.0100.11
BMI (kg/m2)−0.056− 0.358 to 0.2460.69
Dose (mg/d)0.0038−0.0218 to 0.02940.75
Duration (weeks)−0.0023−0.0734 to 0.06880.95
  1. Abbreviations: WMD weighed mean difference, CI confidence interval, BMI body mass index