A perfect agreement between direct and indirect estimates of a comparison ensures consistency, and a balanced distribution of effect modifiers
across all sets of trials grouped by a comparison guarantees the accomplishment of transitivity.
Chi square test was used to compare the safety between the two groups Also safety was stratified among the age and gender to see the effect modifiers
We agree that both breast-feeding and organic mercury exposure may affect neurodevelopment and have the potential to act as confounders and/or effect modifiers
in analyses of metal effects on neurodevelopment.
74) than for younger subjects, but age was not a significant effect modifier
(p-REM = 0.
For the meta-analysis of each effect modifier
, cities with < 10 observations in a cell were excluded.
Fat in the diet appears to be an important effect modifier
when coupled with exposure to air particulate pollution.
Body weight differences between male and female animals were not observed among all offspring, within diet groups, or within coat-color classes, consistent with sex not being an effect modifier
of the relationship between body weight and diet or coat color.
We present here the exposure-response curves as shaped by the most important effect modifier
from each of the above four distinct categories described above.
As with any scientific endeavor, intriguing results in this area of research need to be replicated in different studies and populations to confirm the role of a variant as an effect modifier
That is, the concurrent diagnosis of a specific cardiac condition was not treated as an effect modifier
for admissions for any cardiovascular condition.
We then need to target both interventions and effect modifiers
, such as social, community, and financial resources, that might buffer the effects of this negative stress.
Furthermore, participants were asked about (family) history of hypertension and cardiovascular disease (see Supplemental Material, "Confounders and effect modifiers
," for a full list of covariates).
RVR was also stratified among age, viral load and gender to see their effect as these are potential effect modifiers
like age and gender were controlled through stratification.
The objective was to quantify the effect of [greater than or equal to] 3 g OBG/d on serum cholesterol concentrations in humans and investigate potential effect modifiers