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Table 15 Results of the random effects ANOVA analyses comparing interventions targeted at different age groups for health behaviour outcomes

From: The effectiveness of community engagement in public health interventions for disadvantaged groups: a meta-analysis

Age groups targeted Pooled ES estimate 95% CI n
General population .22*** .11, .34 38
Children or young people (0–17) .37*** .25, .50 32
Young people and adults (11–54) .36*** .17, .56 19
Adults (18+) .47*** .29, .64 16
  1. ***p < .001. Note. ES = effect size; 95% CI = 95% confidence interval; n = the number of effect size estimates in each category, of the predictor variable. QB (3) = 5.97, p = .11; QW (101) = 97.16, p = .59.