Forest plot of the 32 estimates of exp(β). Estimates of β and SE(β) are presented in Table 3 for results presented originally as regression coefficients and in Table 4 for results presented by grouped level of FEV1 or associated measures. For each of the 32 estimates Figure 2 shows the associated values of exp(β) with their 95%CIs. These estimates are shown both numerically and also graphically on a logarithmic scale. The studies are sorted in order of block number, and are referenced by study reference (REF). Multiple blocks within the same study are distinguished by the following codes (M = males, F = females, N = never smokers, X = ex smokers, C = current smokers, LO = FEV1/FVC ≥ 0.70, and HI = FEV1/FVC < 0.70). In the graphical representation individual RRs are indicated by a solid square, with the area of the square proportional to the weight (inverse- variance of log RR).
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