metan: fixed- and random-effects meta-analysis

Ross J. Harris, Michael J. Bradburn, Jonathan J. Deeks, Douglas G. Altman, Roger M. Harbord, Jonathan A C 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.

Translated title of the contributionmetan: fixed- and random-effects meta-analysis
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-28
Number of pages26
JournalStata Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008


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