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Table 1 Overall analysis of six chronic diseases

From: The prevalence rates of major chronic diseases in retired and in-service Chinese military officers (2000–2016): a meta-analysis

Disease Number of studies Included References In-service/Retired/Both Prevalence Rate I 2 P value of Egger Test
Hypertension 61 [12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,50,51,52,53,54,55,56,57,58,59,60,61,62,63,64,65,66,67,68,69,70,71,72] 9/46/6 46.65% (41.83%-51.52%) 99.27% 0.11
Hyperlipidemia 31 [14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 26, 27, 30,31,32, 34, 36,37,38,39, 42,43,44, 46,47,48,49, 58, 62,63,64,65, 67, 70,71,72,73] 4/23/4 30.86% (26.41%-35.7%) 98.89% 0.67
Diabetes mellitus 51 [14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31, 33, 34, 36,37,38,39,40,41,42,43,44,45,46, 48,49,50,51, 53, 54, 57, 59, 63,64,65,66,67,68, 70,71,72, 74,75,76,77,78,79] 4/43/4 20.73% (16.47%-25.75%) 99.39% 0.88
Heart diseases 37 [14, 18,19,20,21,22, 25,26,27,28,29, 33, 34, 36, 38, 39, 40,41,42,43,44,45,46, 48, 49, 50,51,52,53,54, 59, 62, 64, 67, 70, 71, 72] 2/30/5 48.26% (41.7%-54.89%) 99.25% 0.01
Cerebrovascular disease 22 [15, 20, 21, 27,28,29, 33, 34, 43, 48, 50, 52, 54, 59, 71, 80,81,82,83,84,85,86] 1/21/0 20.16% (14.75%-26.94%) 99.02% 0.93
COPD 25 [16, 18, 21, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 33, 34, 39, 40, 41, 44,45,46, 48, 50, 51, 53, 54, 66, 67, 70,71] 0/23/2 16.60% (12.95%-21.03) 98.28% 0.39