Statistical problems in the vitamin D and respiratory infection meta-analysis: [eLetter]

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Abstract

The meta-analysis on vitamin D and respiratory infections by Martineau et al. has two major problems: 1) the use of the odds ratio (OR) as the effect measure and 2) not exploring potential causes for the highly significant heterogeneity between the trials.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ : British Medical Journal
ISSN0959-535X
Publication statusPublished - 17 Feb 2017
MoE publication typeB1 Journal article

Fields of Science

  • 3142 Public health care science, environmental and occupational health

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Statistical problems in the vitamin D and respiratory infection meta-analysis : [eLetter]. / Hemilä, Harri.

In: BMJ : British Medical Journal, 17.02.2017.

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