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


From   "JVerkuilen (Gmail)" <jvverkuilen@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Meta-Analysis of Hazard Ratios and Confidence Intervals
Date   Wed, 19 Sep 2012 00:59:32 -0400

On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 12:19 AM, Belinda Butcher
<bbutcher@writesourcemedical.com.au> wrote:
> 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)?
>
> Suggestions?

Do you have confidence intervals for the hazard rate? If they're
asymmetric they were probably computed on the log scale and then
transformed. So you could simply back-transform, at which point I
wouldn't be surprised to see they are symmetric.

I could be wrong, though.


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