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Re: st: Adjusted odds and kappa statistics - two queries

From   Roger Harbord <>
Subject   Re: st: Adjusted odds and kappa statistics - two queries
Date   Wed, 15 Dec 2010 20:35:40 +0000

You can accomplish (2) in Stata using the user-written -metan- package
using its two- or three-variable syntax if you have the log-odds
ratios and their standard errors, or the odds ratios and their upper
and lower confidents limits, respectively.

Ross Harris,  Mike Bradburn, Jon Deeks, Roger Harbord, Doug Altman,
Thomas Steichen & Jonathan Sterne, 2006. "METAN: Stata module for
fixed and random effects meta-analysis," Statistical Software
Components S456798, Boston College Department of Economics, revised 23
Sep 2010. <>

————, 2008. "metan: fixed– and random–effects meta–analysis." Stata
Journal 8(1): 3-28.


Roger Harbord

On 15 December 2010 16:58, Margaret MacDougall
<> wrote:
> Hello
> I would be most grateful to receive advice both in terms of underlying
> theory and where appropriate, associated Stata commands, for accomplishing
> each of the following tasks:
> 1) combining Kappa statistics (each in the form of Cohens's Simple Kappa) to
> form an average, where the Kappa statistics are correlated
> and
> 2) combining adjusted odds ratios from logistic regression analyses in a
> meta-analysis, where the raw data are unavailable.

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