Table 5

Meta-analysis for the respective association of sex and presence of chronic illness with number of care hours during lockdown

PredictorNStudy heterogeneityOR (95% CI)P valueEgger test P value
I2QP value
Ethnicity437134.17%0.2180.2180.53 (0.35 to 0.79)0.002N/A*
Chronic illness12 68413.22%4.6090.3302.10 (1.72 to 2.56)<0.00010.312
  • Significant p values are highlighted in bold.

  • *Egger test was not feasible as only two studies recorded ethnicity.

  • N/A, not available.