We thank Rama Jayaraj and colleagues for their interest in our Article, and their comments. In our systematic review and meta-analysis1 of the prevalence of human papillomavirus in penile intra-epithelial neoplasia and cancer, we implemented the weights of individual studies by assuming random effects models. This specification was not included in the methods because we assumed it was an implicit procedure. So, the weighting issue was considered during all analyses and implemented by means of the metaprop and metareg functions of the R package meta.
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