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Table 4 Heterogeneity and inconsistency in the antidepressants example

From: A graphical tool for locating inconsistency in network meta-analyses

Q statistic Number of studies Degrees of freedom p value
Q net 119.6 111 113-11=102 0.113
Q inc 36.9 111 44-11=33 0.293
Q het 82.7 111 113-44=69 0.125
  1. The Q statistic for the whole network, for inconsistency and for heterogeneity within designs are shown. In addition, the number of studies on which they are based, the degrees of freedom of the corresponding chi-squared distributions and the corresponding p values are displayed.