Selection Bias in Cohort Studies

David A. Savitz

in Interpreting Epidemiologic Evidence

Published in print July 2003 | ISBN: 9780195108408
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865765 | DOI:
Selection Bias in Cohort Studies

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Epidemiologic studies make comparisons between two or more groups to draw inferences about possible causal relations between some attribute that may affect health, generically termed exposure, and some health outcome or state, generically termed disease. This chapter discusses study designs, the purpose of comparison groups, selection bias and confounding, evaluation of selection bias in cohort studies, and integrated assessment of potential for selection bias in cohort studies.

Keywords: epidemiological research; epidemiological studies; cohort study; comparison; selection bias; confounding integrated assessment

Chapter.  12432 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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