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Table 20 Summary results of the meta-analysis and publications bias

From: Asthma susceptible genes in Chinese population: A meta-analysis

       Pubilication bias (Begg's test)
Gene Polymorphism Genotype investigated Studies Number Effect Model OR(95%CI) t P
β2-AR -46G/A GG 13 Random 1.02(0.75, 1.38) -0.66 0.525
  -79G/C GG 10 Fixed 0.86(0.58, 1.29) 1.60 0.148
IL-4R -1902G/A GG+GA 12 Random 1.30(0.94, 1.80) 0.92 0.377
  -223G/A GG 7 Random 0.92(0.63, 1.35) -0.81 0.453
IL-4 -589C/T CC+CT 8 Fixed 1.01(0.88, 1.16) 0.53 0.615
TNF-α -308A/G AA+AG 10 Random 1.42(1.09, 1.85) 1.38 0.205
FcεRIβ -6843G/A GG+GA 9 Random 1.49(1.01, 2.22) 2.82 0.026
  -109C/T CC 3 Fixed 0.96(0.62, 1.48) -1.10 0.471
ACE D/I DD 6 Fixed 3.85(2.49, 5.94) 0.88 0.429
IL-13 -2044A/G AA+AG 9 Random 1.49(1.07, 2.08) 1.93 0.095
  -1923C/T TT 5 Fixed 2.99(2.12, 4.24) 1.19 0.320
IL-1β -511C/T TT+TC 3 Fixed 1.10(0.76, 1.59_ -0.16 0.896
LT-α +252A/G GG+GA 6 Fixed 1.26(0.98, 1.62) -0.02 0.985
TGF-β1 -509C/T TT+TC 3 Fixed 1.17(0.83, 1.64) 8.57 0.074
CD14 -159C/T TT+TC 6 Random 0.79(0.59, 1.06) -0.41 0.700
ADAM33 T1-C/T CC 3 Fixed 6.07(2.69, 13.73) -8.22 0.077
RANTES -28G/C GG+GC 3 Fixed 1.64(1.09, 2.46) 0.87 0.544
  -403A/G AA+AG 3 Fixed 1.18(0.83, 1.67) -0.37 0.777