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Prototypical Cohort Study

Ezra Susser, Sharon Schwartz, Alfredo Morabia and Evelyn J. Bromet

in Psychiatric Epidemiology

Published in print July 2006 | ISBN: 9780195101812
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864096 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101812.003.09

Series: Oxford Psychiatry Series

Prototypical Cohort Study

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Cohort studies compare individuals exposed and unexposed to a hypothesized risk factor, and the respective proportions who develop the disease over a specified period of time. This chapter introduces the main elements of the cohort design. To facilitate exposition, it describes as a prototype a prospective population cohort study.

Keywords: cohort studies; population studies; hypothesized risk factor; exposition

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Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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