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Table 3 Subgroups analyses according to the ethnicity, diagnostic tool, and measurement tool comparing location-specific EAT thickness at the right ventricular free wall in subjects of CAD and non-CAD groups

From: The relation of location-specific epicardial adipose tissue thickness and obstructive coronary artery disease: systemic review and meta-analysis of observational studies

Subgroups Studies Subjects SMD (95% CI) p Value
Ethnicity     
 Asian 3 585 0.4 (-0.28 to 1.09) 0.36
 Non-Asian 6 940 0.80 (0.30 to 1.29)  
Diagnostic tool     
 Coronary angiography 8 1317 0.75 (0.34 to 1.16) 0.002
 Coronary CT angiography 1 208 -0.04 (-0.23 to 0.32)  
Measurement tool     
 Echocardiography 6 1048 0.98 (0.43 to 1.53) 0.002
 CT 3 477 0.06 (0.17 to 1.09)  
  1. p Value: test of interaction between subgroups. CAD, coronary artery disease; SMD, standardized mean difference; CT, computed tomography.