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Re: st: Meta-Analysis of Hazard Ratios and Confidence Intervals

From   Belinda Butcher <>
Subject   Re: st: Meta-Analysis of Hazard Ratios and Confidence Intervals
Date   Wed, 19 Sep 2012 14:19:41 +1000

I had read this, but am unsure what to do with the confidence intervals, all the examples I have seen calculate the logodds and selogodds basically from the 2x2 table (which I don't have)?


Belinda Butcher BSc(Hons) MBiostat PhD
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On 19/09/2012, at 2:12 PM, JVerkuilen (Gmail) wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 8:03 PM, Belinda Butcher
> <> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am conducting a meta-analysis of some cancer data using the hazard ratio for overall survival and the upper and lower 95% confidence intervals.
> Usually meta-analyses of a ratio estimator like a hazard ratio,
> relative risk or odds ratio are better conducted on the log scale.
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