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Table 1 Meta-analysis results: Change in odds ratio of liver cancer after an additional year not drinking

From: How the risk of liver cancer changes after alcohol cessation: A review and meta-analysis of the current literature

  Compared to current drinkers Compared to just quitters
Model 1 2 3 4 5 6
Dose (A year of not drinking) 1.08 1.40 1.07 0.94 0.93 0.93
Dose squared   0.98 1.00    
Controls for:       
Study characteristics* No No No No Yes Yes
Radiation fall out No No No No No Yes
Quit in last ten years No No Yes No No No
Dose*Study characteristics No No No No No Yes
Q statistic # 144.3 55.8 15.9 19.0 18.1 6.6
  1. *Study characteristics = 1 if the study was in Japan, a prospective cohort design, had no minimum gap between giving up drinking and joining study, and no controls for hepatitis. # pr>Chi2 that there is no heterogeneity according to the Q statistic. Bold represents statistically significant figures at the 95% confidence level, or Q statistic finds no heterogeneity