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Table 2 Quantitative analysis of publication bias

From: Effects of non-surgical periodontal therapy on periodontal clinical data in periodontitis patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a meta-analysis

Outcome Studies trimmed/total studies Trim-and-fill analysis Begg’s test
(P-value)
Egger’s test
(P-value)
MD 95%CI
PD 0/7 − 0.06 − 0.18, 0.06 0.07 0.04
AL 0/3 0.23 − 0.01, 0.46 1.00 0.90
PI 0/6 0.26 − 0.04, 0.56 0.26 0.79
GI 0/3 0.04 − 0.03, 0.10 1.00 0.69
BOP 1/7 2.74 − 2.10, 7.58 0.76 0.34
  1. AL, attachment loss; BOP, bleeding on probing; CI, confidence interval, GI, gingival index; MD, mean difference; PD, probing depth; PI, plaque index