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Table 3 Results of meta-regression analyses exploring causes of heterogeneity with overall survival in solid tumors

From: Prognostic value of YKL-40 in solid tumors: a meta-analysis of 41 cohort studies

Covariates OS
Multivariate analysis
Ethnicity 0.5611
Publication year 0.4102
YKL-40 cutoff value 0.5199
Sample size 0.3790
Proportion of advanced stage 0.2221
Specimen type 0.9164
Treatment method 0.7215
  1. OS overall survival