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Table 6 The results of Begg’s and Egger’s test for the publication bias

From: TLR3 gene polymorphisms in cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Comparison model Begg’s test Egger’s test
  Z value P value t value P value
rs3775290 (C13766T, C > T)     
 M1 −0.98 0.327 −0.88 0.443
 M2 0.98 0.327 3.08 0.054
 M3 −0.98 0.327 −0.78 0.493
 M4 1.47 0.142 1.7 0.188
 M5 −0.19 0.851 0.87 0.432
rs3775291 (G13909A, L412F, G > A)     
 M1 0.49 0.621 0.62 0.559
 M2 0.99 0.322 1.06 0.329
 M3 0.49 0.621 1.02 0.346
 M4 0.99 0.322 1.02 0.348
 M5 1.25 0.211 1.48 0.183
rs3775292 (C/G, intron 3, C > G)     
 M1 −1.36 0.174 −1.14 0.371
 M2 0.00 1.000 3.88 0.061
 M3 0.00 1.000 −0.68 0.567
 M4 0.00 1.000 3.11 0.090
 M5 0.68 0.497 0.14 0.901
rs5743312 (C9948T, intron 3, C > T)     
 M1 −0.52 0.602 −0.39 0.764
 M2 −0.52 0.602 −0.76 0.587
 M3 −0.52 0.602 0.75 0.590
 M4 −0.52 0.602 −0.75 0.589
 M5 0.00 1.000 −0.86 0.479
  1. NA, not available. Other footnotes as in Table 4.