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Table 6 Sensitivity Analysis: Impact of Palm Oil Consumption on IHD Mortality, with Growing Economies Removed One at a Time

From: Multi-Country analysis of palm oil consumption and cardiovascular disease mortality for countries at different stages of economic development: 1980-1997

Dependent variable: IHD mortality Removed Brazil Removed Colombia Removed Ecuador Removed Egypt Removed Greece Removed Mexico Removed Peru Removed Russia Removed Thailand Removed Venezuela
Palm oil consumption (kg per-capita) 16 17 17 18 17 18 17 5 17 17
   95% CI [4.5 - 28] [5.1 - 29] [5.6 - 29] [6.1 - 29] [5.2 - 29] [6.2 - 29] [5.5 - 29] [-3.9 - 14] [6.0 - 29] [5.4 - 29]
Additional effect of palm oil in developing country (kg per-capita) 50 50 69 46 51 52 51 63 38 49
   95% CI [3.5 - 97] [-62 - 161] [23 - 116] [-7.7 - 99] [3.5 - 98] [3.4 - 100] [4.3 - 99] [28 - 99] [-3.8 - 80] [1.0 - 96]
Observations (country-years) 225 227 226 231 229 223 230 225 226 228
R-squared 0.65 0.58 0.59 0.59 0.58 0.59 0.58 0.45 0.59 0.58
Number of countries 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22
  1. Robust standard errors clustered by country. Econometric specification is identical to that of Table 3. Regression analysis was performed eleven times, with a single developing country (listed in the table heading) removed from the sample to test whether any one country was pivotal in the results reported in Table 3. For clarity of exposition, however, only the coefficient of interest is presented.