Areca nut chewing and esophageal squamous-cell carcinoma risk in Asians: A meta-analysis of case–control studies

  title={Areca nut chewing and esophageal squamous-cell carcinoma risk in Asians: A meta-analysis of case–control studies},
  author={Saeed Akhtar},
  journal={Cancer Causes \& Control},
  • S. Akhtar
  • Published 1 February 2013
  • Medicine
  • Cancer Causes & Control
PurposeThis meta-anlaysis quantitatively assessed an overall independent association between areca nut chewing and esophageal squamous-cell carcinoma in Asians. [] Key Method To quantify the impact of between-study heterogeneity on adjusted main-effect summary ORRE, Higgins’ H and I2 statistics along with their 95 % uncertainty intervals were used. Funnel plot and Egger’s test were used to evaluate publication bias.
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