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Table 4 Sub- group analysis of the prevalence of cystic echinococcosis (CE) in different sites of body

From: Epidemiology of echinococcosis in Iran: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Site of cyst formation Prevalence (95% CI) I2 (%) Heterogeneity (χ2) P value
Liver 0.55 (0.46-0.65) 99.28 5169.09 < 0.001
Lung 0.28 (0.22-0.35) 98.41 2334.25 < 0.001
Spleen 0.02 (0.01-0.02) 62.98 45.92 < 0.001
Kidney 0.01 (0.01-0.02) 9.5 23.21 0.33
Brain 0.02 (0.01-0.02) 75.08 64.22 < 0.001
Peritoneum 0.01 (0.00-0.02) 52.25 23.03 0.02
Pelvis 0.01 (0.00-0.01) 42.24 17.3 0.07
Gallbladder 0.02 (0.00-0.03) 47.72 7.65 0.11
Abdomen 0.01 (0.01-0.02) 55.8 20.36 0.02
Pancreas 0.00 (-0.00-0.00) 2.57 7.18 0.41
Unusual localized cyst 0.02 (0.01-0.03) 73.39 75.16 < 0.001
Multiple organ involvement 0.1 (0.07-0.12) 91.96 298.39 < 0.001