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Case-Control Studies

Thomas D. Koepsell and Noel S. Weiss

in Epidemiologic Methods

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9780195150780
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865161 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150780.003.0015
 Case-Control Studies

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This chapter discusses case-control studies. Topics covered include retrospective ascertainment of exposure status in cases and controls, case definition, control definition, control of confounding in case-control studies, and case-control studies that directly compare disease or exposure subgroups. Exercises are provided at the end of the chapter.

Keywords: epidemiology; epidemiological research; case control studies; case definition; control definition

Chapter.  12132 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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