Incidence rates of myasthenia gravis. Incidence rate (IR) is shown in cases per million person years with 95% confidence intervals according to the Poisson distribution and weighting according to the random effects model. The variation between rates, or heterogeneity, leaves the estimated pooled IR difficult to interpret so it is better to summarise this data using ranges. All MG: estimated pooled IR (eIR) = 5.3 cases per million person years (C.I.: 4.41 - 6.1), range = 1.7 to 21.3; AChR MG: eIR = 7.3 (C.I.: 5.5, 7.8), range = 4.3 to 18.0; MuSK MG: range = 0.1-0.32.
Carr et al. BMC Neurology 2010 10:46 doi:10.1186/1471-2377-10-46