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Table 2 Summary of the subgroup and Sensitivity analysis of all studies based on type of the severity food insecurity, adjustment for drug use, ART and social support and quality of the included studies

From: Food insecurity and the risk of depression in people living with HIV/AIDS: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Subgroups Studies, n Relative risk (%) 95% CI Heterogeneity across the studies Heterogeneity between the groups (P value)
I2 P value
Level of food insecurity 0.813
 Mild 2 1.83 1.09–3.07 75.28 0.044
 Moderate 2 1.95 0.85–4.53 81.34 0.021
 Severe 2 2.59 1.03–6.48 93.02 < 0.001
Adjustment for drug use 0.134
 Adjusted 2 1.63 1.27–2.10 2 0.00 0.850
 Not adjusted 5 2.71 1.46–5.00 89.83 < 0.001  
Adjustment for social support 0.902
 Adjusted 2 2.21 1.18–4.16 18.02 0.269
 Not adjusted 5 2.31 1.48–3.63 89.07 < 0.001
Adjustment for ART 0.599
 Adjusted 2 1.96 1.17–3.28 51.67 0.269
 Not adjusted 5 2.43 1.32–4.48 88.93 < 0.001