[R] replicating the odds ratio from a published study

Bob Green bgreen at dyson.brisnet.org.au
Fri Jan 26 10:04:27 CET 2007

I wanted to compare odds ratio across studies and tried to replicate the 
results from a study but have not been able to determine how to do this in R.

The study reported a sample of 961 men, of whom 41 had a disorder. The 
reported raw odds ratio was 6.52 (4.70-9.00)

I did a search of the archives and came across script that looks like it 
should perform this task, however the results I obtained did not match

  > prop.test(41,961)

         1-sample proportions test with continuity correction

data:  41 out of 961, null probability 0.5
X-squared = 802.1686, df = 1, p-value < 2.2e-16
alternative hypothesis: true p is not equal to 0.5
95 percent confidence interval:
  0.03115856 0.05795744
sample estimates:

 > ci.p <- prop.test(920, 961)$conf
 > ci.odds <- ci.p/(1-ci.p)
 > ci.odds
[1] 16.25404 31.09390
[1] 0.95

Any advice regarding the script I require is appreciated,


bob Green

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