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Table 3 Results of the meta-regression model

From: Prevalence of hypertension and prehypertension in Nepal: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Moderators Coefficient Standard error P-value
Mean age 0.069 0.022 0.001*
Sample size 0.000 0.000 0.928
Gender (male ratio) −0.078 1.191 0.948
Inception of survey −0.007 0.018 0.721
Definition of hypertension 0.363
 ≥ 140/90 OR medicine Reference
 ≥ 140/90 −0.167 0.183 0.363
Quality score of study −0.057 0.061 0.347
Quality grade 0.027*
 middle Reference
 high −0.351 0.155 0.023*
 low −0.568 0.255 0.026*
Measurement device 0.769
 manual Reference
 digital −0.0497 0.1696 0.769
  1. *P < 0.05