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Table 4 Results of random effects meta-analyses performed

From: What effect does functional appliance treatment have on the temporomandibular joint? A systematic review with meta-analysis

  Treatment effects Heterogeneity  
Outcome n MD (95% CI) P tau2 (95% CI) I2 (95% CI) 95% prediction
Anterior joint space 2 − 0.72 (− 0.90, − 0.54) < 0.001 0 (0, 2.25) 4% (0%, 99%) NC
Posterior joint space 2 1.03 (0.87, 1.19) < 0.001 0 (0, 1.41) 0% (0%, 98%) NC
Superior joint space 2 0.72 (0.48, 0.96) < 0.001 0 (0, 3.92) 0% (0%, 99%) NC
Anterior angle 2 0.57 (− 3.90, 5.03) 0.80 4.71 (NC) 45% (NC) NC
Posterior angle 3 − 7.28 (− 16.67, 1.11) 0.09 47.61 (7.23, 921.80) 90% (7%, 99%) − 110.45, 95.90
Condylar coronary width 2 1.12 (0.06 2.19) 0.04 0.50 (0, 75.91) 83% (0%, 100%) NC
Glenoid fossa sagittal displacement 2 − 0.30 (− 0.74, 0.14) 0.18 0.01 (0, 12.63) 11% (0%, 99%) NC
Glenoid fossa vertical displacement 2 − 0.39 (− 0.70, − 0.08) 0.01 0 (0, 5.027) 0% (0%, 99%) NC
Sagittal concentricity 2 1.29 (− 22.33, 24.91) 0.92 288.29 (NC) 99% (NC) NC
  1. CI confidence interval, MD mean difference, NC noncalculable