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Table 3 Results of meta-analysis by continents stratified by sex

From: The global prevalence of osteoporosis in the world: a comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis

Continents (sex) Number of articles Sample size I2 Begg and Mazumdar test Prevalence % (95% CI)
Asia
Men 31 85,636 99.3 0.414 11.7 (95% CI 8.8–15.5)
Women 51 113,431 99.3 0.188 24.3 (95% CI 21.2–27.8)
Europe
Men 4 6695 98.1 0.308 9.7 (95% CI 4.4–18.5)
Women 8 17,786 98.7 0.710 19.8 (95% CI 14.5–26.5)
America
Men 4 360,669 96.09 0.734 8.5 (95% CI 3.7–14.1)
Women 7 567,823 99.8 1.000 15.1 (95% CI 6.9–29.9)
Africa
Men
Women 3 2018 98.9 0.296 42.4 (95% CI 19.9–56.5)