Table 4

Meta-analysis of the IL-18 gene polymorphisms and SLE risk
Genetic model Comparisons Test of association Test of heterogeneity Publication bias
OR 95 % CI Pvalue Model I2 Pvalue Pvalue
rs1946518
Additive 6 0.684 0.455-1.028 0.068 R 88.10% <0.001 0.118
Dominant 6 0.645 0.368-1.130 0.125 R 86.00% <0.001 0.236
Recessive 6 0.672 0.447-1.010 0.056 R 61.20% 0.024 0.275
rs187238
Additive 5 1.166 0.948-1.435 0.145 F 33.70% 0.197 0.412
Dominant 5 1.185 0.911-1.543 0.206 F 0.00% 0.961 0.401
Recessive 5 1.688 0.553-5.153 0.358 R 76.40% 0.002 0.561

Chen et al.

Chen et al. BMC Medical Genetics 2012 13:107   doi:10.1186/1471-2350-13-107

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