nested case control study

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A case control study that utilizes cases and control subjects already being studied for another purpose; often part of the larger population of a cohort study. The cases are those that arise in the larger population; the controls are other members of the same study population age- and sex-matched, but without the condition of interest. This is a nested portion of a larger group for all of whom some relevant information already exists.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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