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Table 3 Meta-regression analysis

From: Consumption of hot beverages and foods and the risk of esophageal cancer: a meta-analysis of observational studies

Variable Coefficient Standard error P value 95% CI
Study location     
Asia −1.833 0.568 0.002 −2.979–-0.688
South America −2.109 0.578 0.001 −3.273–-0.945
Europe −2.582 0.607 0.001 −3.807–-1.357
Type of EC −0.678 0.327 0.047 −1.348–-0.009
Sample size −0.403 0.183 0.033 −0.771–-0.034
  1. Abbreviations: EC = esophageal cancer.