Figure 10 depicts Proportion of subjects with global improvement - Short-term post-treatment. On the left is a chart with three headings--Study Name, Acupuncture (with subhead n/N), and Placebo (with subhead n/M). On the right is another head, Relative risk and 95% CI, with a chart with a horizontal line at the bottom with the numbers, left to right, 0.1, 0.2, 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10. A vertical line runs up from 1 with bullets on bars representing the numbers in the studies. On the upper left of that chart are the words Favors Acupuncture with an arrow pointing left, and on the upper right of the chart are the words Favors Placebo with an arrow pointing right. The results, left to right, are: Carlsson et al. 2001--16/34--2/16--3.77 (0.98, 14.4); Molsberger et al. 2002--36/49--23/49--1.57 (1.11, 2.20); Pooled--52/83--25/65--1.89 (0.93, 3.83). On the bottom left of the figure are the words: Heterogeneity: Chi 2(superscript) = 4.5, df = 1(P = 0.03): I 2(superscript) = 77.9%.

Figure 10Proportion of subjects with global improvement – Short-term post-treatment

From: 3, Results

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