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Table 3 Possible sources of heterogeneity: meta-regressions

From: Performance of waist-to-height ratio as a screening tool for identifying cardiometabolic risk in children: a meta-analysis

  Standard of Diagnosis WHtR cut-off
Outcome χ2 P I2 χ2 P I2
CMR3 NA NA NA 298.64  < 0.001 99 (99–100)
CMR2 NA NA NA 54.92  < 0.001 96 (94–99)
CMR1 NA NA NA 6.51 0.04 69 (31–100)
Elevated FBG 2.59 0.27 23 (0–100) 19.03  < 0.001 89 (79–100)
Elevated BP 1.46 0.48 0 (0–100) 169.46  < 0.001 99 (98–99)
Dyslipidaemia NA NA NA 40.33  < 0.001 95 (91–99)
Elevated TG 2.84 0.24 30 (0–100) 6.7 0.04 70 (33–100)
Low HDL-C 3.05 0.22 35 (0–100) 9.89 0.01 80 (56–100)
Central obesity 1.77 0.47 0 (0–100) 1.34 0.51 0 (0–100)
  1. NA not applicable, WHtR waist-to-height ratio, CMR cardiometabolic risk factor, CMR3 presenting with at least three CMRs, CMR2 presenting with at least two CMRs, CMR1 presenting with least one of CMRs, FBG fasting blood glucose; BP blood pressure, TG triglyceride, HDL-C High-density leptin cholesterol; The results of elevated total cholesterol, high low-density leptin cholesterol, and SBP/DBP blood pressure were not reported