[R-meta] Calculating odds ratios in bivariate meta-analysis.

Wolfgang Viechtbauer wo||g@ng@v|echtb@uer @end|ng |rom m@@@tr|chtun|ver@|ty@n|
Sun Mar 20 23:36:19 CET 2022

Dear Olina,

Not sure where exactly the problem is, but escalc() with measure="OR" 
computes log odds ratios and measure="PLO" computes log odds.


> Hello R-sig-meta-analysis folks,
> I am doing a random effects multivariate model (bivariate)  for binary 
> outcomes, pregnancy and live birth (similar to this analysis: 
> https://www.metafor-project.org/doku.php/analyses:berkey1998, the 
> difference is that berkey1998 outcomes are continuous). Now for 
> bivariate analysis of binary outcomes, I want odds ratios and have not 
> found the way of getting log odds and odds ratio like in the univariate 
> analysis (for example the output for rma.peto).
> Thank you
> Regards
> Olina Ngwenya Research Assistant Centre for Biostatistics | School of 
> Health Sciences | Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health | University 
> of Manchester

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