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Table 4 Sensitivity analyses: adjustment for confounding factors

From: Duloxetine compared with fluoxetine and venlafaxine: use of meta-regression analysis for indirect comparisons

  EFFECT RESPONSE DROPOUTS
  mean Confidence interval Est. bet. st. variance* mean Confidence interval Est. bet. st. variance* value Confidence interval Est. bet. st. variance*
AGE             
   venlafaxine 0.25 0.11 0.40 0.002 0.90 0.49 1.31 0.049 0.26 -0.09 0.61 0.000
   Fluoxetine 0.13 -0.14 0.39 0.097 -0.10 -0.37 0.17 0.000 0.23 -0.14 0.60 0.000
MALE PERCENT             
   venlafaxine 0.16 -0.01 0.33 0.008 0.66 0.21 1.12 0.096 0.23 -0.13 0.59 0.001
   Fluoxetine 0.12 -0.14 0.38 0.010 -0.17 -0.43 0.08 0.000 0.31 -0.02 0.64 0.000
DURATION             
   venlafaxine 0.23 0.07 0.39 0.009 0.56 0.18 0.95 0.047 0.13 -0.23 0.48 0.000
   Fluoxetine 0.10 -0.16 0.36 0.100 -0.21 -0.45 0.03 0.000 0.34 0.02 0.67 0.000
DOSAGE             
   venlafaxine 0.22 0.06 0.37 0.008 0.70 0.26 1.15 0.096 0.22 -0.12 0.56 0.000
   Fluoxetine 0.19 -0.10 0.48 0.094 -0.05 -0.38 0.27 0.000 0.19 -0.19 0.57 0.000
IMPUTATION             
   venlafaxine 0.22 0.06 0.37 0.008 0.74 0.29 1.18 0.093 0.18 -0.18 0.54 0.000
   Fluoxetine 0.11 -0.14 0.36 0.096 -0.20 -0.44 0.04 0.000 0.27 -0.06 0.60 0.000
  1. * estimated between study variance