Methods for meta-analysis and meta-regression of binomial data: concepts and tutorial with Stata command metapreg

Last updated on 6-2-2024 by Marie Malingreau

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Background Despite the widespread interest in meta-analysis of proportions, its rationale, certain theoretical and methodological concepts are poorly understood. The generalized linear models framework is well-established and provides a natural and optimal model for meta-analysis, network meta-analysis, and meta-regression of proportions. Nonetheless, generic methods for meta-analysis of proportions based on the approximation to the normal distribution continue to dominate. Methods We developed metapreg, a tool with advanced statistical procedures to perform a meta-analysis, n…

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