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Meta-analysis of prevalence

Barendregt, Jan; Doi, Suhail; Lee, Yong Yi; Norman, Rosana; Vos, Theo

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Meta-analysis is a method to obtain a weighted average of results from various studies. In addition to pooling effect sizes, meta-analysis can also be used to estimate disease frequencies, such as incidence and prevalence. In this article we present methods for the meta-analysis of prevalence. We discuss the logit and double arcsine transformations to stabilise the variance. We note the special situation of multiple category prevalence, and propose solutions to the problems that arise. We...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/102704
Source: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
DOI: 10.1136/jech-2013-203104

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