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metan: fixed- and random-effects meta-analysis

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  • Ross J. Harris

    () (Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol)

  • Michael J. Bradburn

    (Health Services Research Center, University of Sheffield)

  • Jonathan J. Deeks

    (Department of Primary Care Medicine, University of Birmingham)

  • Roger M. Harbord

    (Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol)

  • Douglas G. Altman

    (Centre for Statistics in Medicine, University of Oxford)

  • Jonathan A. C. Sterne

    (Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol)

Abstract

This article describes updates of the meta-analysis command metan and options that have been added since the command’s original publication (Bradburn, Deeks, and Altman, metan - an alternative meta-analysis command, Stata Technical Bulletin Reprints, vol. 8, pp. 86–100). These include version 9 graphics with flexible display options, the ability to meta-analyze precalculated effect esti- mates, and the ability to analyze subgroups by using the by() option. Changes to the output, saved variables, and saved results are also described. Copyright 2008 by StataCorp LP.

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  • Ross J. Harris & Michael J. Bradburn & Jonathan J. Deeks & Roger M. Harbord & Douglas G. Altman & Jonathan A. C. Sterne, 2008. "metan: fixed- and random-effects meta-analysis," Stata Journal, StataCorp LP, vol. 8(1), pages 3-28, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:tsj:stataj:v:8:y:2008:i:1:p:3-28
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    1. Roger M. Harbord & Julian P.T. Higgins, 2008. "Meta-regression in Stata," Stata Journal, StataCorp LP, vol. 8(4), pages 493-519, December.
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