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Table 2 The pooled associations between Gal-1 expression and the prognosis of cancerous patients (OS)

From: Prognostic significance of galectin-1 expression in patients with cancer: a meta-analysis

Outcome subgroup No. of studies No. of patients HR (95% CI) P value Model Heterogeneity
I2 (%) P
All 18 2674 1.79 (1.54–2.08) < 0.001 Random 43.6 0.025
Ethnicity
 Asian 12 1734 1.96 (1.60–2.42) < 0.001 Random 50.5 0.023
 Caucasian 6 940 1.42 (1.21–1.66) < 0.001 Fixed 0.00 0.716
Tumor type
 Digestive system 7 1268 1.94 (1.64–2.30) < 0.001 Fixed 20.1 0.276
 NOT digestive system 11 1406 1.61 (1.33–1.94) < 0.001 Random 42.5 0.066
Analysis type
 Univariate 18 2674 1.79 (1.54–2.09) < 0.001 Random 50.0 0.008
 Multivariate 4 765 1.93 (1.60–2.32) < 0.001 Fixed 0.00 0.572
HR obtained method
 Reported in text 7 1302 1.77 (1.42–2.20) < 0.001 Random 49.2 0.066
 Data extrapolated 11 1372 1.77 (1.42–2.20) < 0.001 Random 47.6 0.039