[R-meta] Forest plot help!
@c @end|ng |rom |mb|@un|-|re|burg@de
Tue Jul 2 16:23:17 CEST 2019
It is not possible with R package *meta* to show symmetrical CIs (i.e.
to use a logarithmic x-axis) and to print incidence rates per person
years. All information is printed either on the original scale (if
argument backtransf = TRUE, default) or on the logarithmic scale (if
argument backtransf = FALSE).
In my view, the most natural way to plot single incidence rates (as well
as proportions) is on the original scale (with asymmetrical CIs).
Actually, all publications of meta-analyses with single proportions or
rates that I know of used this scale. Thus, I would expect that a
journal does not insist on symmetrical CIs for meta-analyses with single
proportions or rates.
Best wishes, Guido
Dr. Guido Schwarzer
Institute of Medical Biometry and Statistics,
Faculty of Medicine and Medical Center - University of Freiburg
Postal address: Stefan-Meier-Str. 26, D-79104 Freiburg
Mail: sc using imbi.uni-freiburg.de
ORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6214-9087
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