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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 108-110

How to read a forest plot

Technology Consultant, B Tech ( Delhi Technological University), Delhi, India

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Ms. Ushmita Seth
Technology Consultant, B Tech ( Delhi Technological University), Delhi
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DOI: 10.4103/jpcs.jpcs_39_19

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When the data-based practice began to accumulate, forest plots were introduced to realize the collective power of the statistical data. It is a graphical representation of a meta-analysis, also known as blobbogram. It allows you to view and analyze the resulting sample individual statistics from multiple similar studies all in one place, along with summary statistics at the bottom. The plot includes the point value of the sample statistic as well as its confidence interval (usually taken as 95%).

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