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st: Bootstrapping metan for odds ratios
I have noticed that when attempting to bootstrap the metan (version
1.86) user command with the "or" odds ratio option the following error
message is returned.
option or not allowed
This does not happen for either the "rr" or "rd" metan options whose
returned statistics can be bootstrapped. The bootstrap command appears
to interpret the "or" as a logical or operator (which can be denoted by
To bootstrap metan with the "or" option I have placed it within a
metan cases_treated notcase_treated cases_control notcase_control, ///
label(namevar=id) randomi nograph or
It is then possible to use the program with the bootstrap command.
bootstrap ES=r(ES) tau2=r(tau2), reps(100): callmetan
Thanks to Dr. Alex Sutton for assistance with this problem.
Dept. of Health Sciences,
University of Leicester
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