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Data quality

Araceli Busby

in Essentials of Environmental Epidemiology for Health Protection

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199663415
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191759116 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199663415.003.0016
Data quality

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When any epidemiological study is carried out it is vital to be aware of the potential for inaccuracy in the data collected and the likely effect of such inaccuracies on the outcome. Environmental studies of congenital anomalies provide a good example of the rigour with which data must be collected and evaluated. This chapter considers an investigation into anophthalmos and microphthalmos (congenital eye defects) carried out in the UK that can illustrate data quality issues.

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Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology ; Epidemiology

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