Pooled metabolic syndrome prevalence in the HIV-infected presented by gender: International Diabetes Federation 2005 criteria.
For each study the black box represents the study estimate (prevalence of metabolic syndrome [MS]) and the horizontal bar about the 95% confidence intervals (95%CI). The size of the boxes is proportional to the inverse variance. The diamond at the lower tail of the figure is for the pooled effect estimates from random effects models. The proportional contribution of each study (weight) to the pooled estimates is also shown, together with the prevalence estimates and measures of heterogeneity. The dotted vertical line is centred on the pooled estimates. Furthermore, pooled effect estimates are provided separately by gender. The horizontal arrow head indicates that the representation of the effect estimates and 95% confidence intervals has been truncated.