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Table 3 Results of subgroup analysis and sensitivity analysis of pain relief rate

From: Wrist-ankle acupuncture has a positive effect on cancer pain: a meta-analysis

Pain relief rate Sample size Random-effects analysis Fixed-effects analysis
TG CG RR 95%CI P RR 95%CI P
L U L U
Type of intervention
 WAA 250 241 1.13 0.98 1.32 0.09 1.14 1.02 1.28 0.02
 WAA + drug 444 400 1.55 1.26 1.91 0.01 1.61 1.41 1.85 < 0.01
  1. Note: TG Treatment group, CG Control group, RR Risk Ratio, L Lower, U Upper