metan: fixed- and random-effects meta-analysis

RJ Harris, MJ Bradburn, Jonathan Deeks, RM Harbord, DG Altman, JAC Sterne

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    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 estimates, and the ability to analyze subgroups by using the by() option. Changes to the output, saved variables, and saved results are also described.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3-28
    Number of pages26
    JournalStata Journal
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008


    • meta-analysis
    • sbe24-2
    • forest plot
    • metan


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