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Publication bias was explored through the use of Begg's test and Egger's test, with a result of a P value larger than 0.05, which demonstrated an acceptable publication bias (Table 5).

Table 5

Begg's test and Egger's test of the intervention groups

 Begg's test
Egger's test
GroupZ valuePT value95% CIP
Improved water supply 1.32 0.180 − 0.32 − 5.34 ∼ 3.96 0.740 
Latrine construction 0.00 1.000 − 0.02 − 22.99 ∼ 22.74 0.984 
Health education and behavior intervention 0.00 1.000 − 0.00 − 14.28 ∼ 14.26 0.998 
Multiple intervention 0.52 0.602 − 0.35 − 48.67 ∼ 46.05 0.785 
 Begg's test
Egger's test
GroupZ valuePT value95% CIP
Improved water supply 1.32 0.180 − 0.32 − 5.34 ∼ 3.96 0.740 
Latrine construction 0.00 1.000 − 0.02 − 22.99 ∼ 22.74 0.984 
Health education and behavior intervention 0.00 1.000 − 0.00 − 14.28 ∼ 14.26 0.998 
Multiple intervention 0.52 0.602 − 0.35 − 48.67 ∼ 46.05 0.785 

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