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Table 4 Combined effect estimate for the relationship between exposure to fungal genera and respiratory symptoms among U-5C

From: Association of indoor microbial aerosols with respiratory symptoms among under-five children: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Model in subgroup analysis Number of studies I2 (%) Summary Effect Estimate for pooled adjusted data
[95% CI]
P-value
Model 1: Two most reported fungal genera; Penicillium and Cladosporium species (4) 0 1.51 [1.31, 1.76]  < 0.00001
Model 2: Three commonly reported fungal genera; Aspergillus, Penicillium, Cladosporium (3) 0 1.66 [1.34, 2.06]  < 0.00001
Model 3: Four reported fungal genera; Aspergillus, Penicillium, Cladosporium and Alternaria (2) 0 1.73 [1.30, 2.31] 0.0002