Table 3: Datasets matching according to cavity class and follow-up period.

Datasets Cavity class Follow Up (Mo) Statistical in-between datasets heterogeneity
(Q) p-value I2 (in %) LCL UCL sHET
CA01 versus GA02 2 24 0.95 0 0 0 No
CA01 versus GA10 2 24 0.2 0 0 0 No
CA02 versus GA07 1 60 0.65 0 0 0 No
CA04 versus GA16 1+2 24 0.12 59 0 90 Yes
CA04 versus GA17 1+2 24 0.96 0 0 0 No
CA04 versus GA18 1+2 24 0.02 82 22 96 Yes
CA04 versus GA04+10 1+2 24 <0.0001 95 86 98 Yes
CA05 versus GA06+12 1+2 48 <0.0001 95 87 98 Yes
CA06 versus GA08 1+2 72 0.07 69 0 93 Yes

LCL = Lower 95% Confidence level; UCL = Upper 95% Confidence level; Mo = Months; sHET = Observed statistical heterogeneity.

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