Published population rosters can serve as a convenient source of population controls.
The authors evaluated one such roster, the Massachusetts Resident Lists, by estimating the completeness of the Lists and by describing the differences between persons included and not included on the Lists.
The subjects were cases from three case-control studies of ovarian cancer conducted in eastern Massachusetts between 1978 and 1996.
For each of the three case series, more than 90% of the cases were located on the Resident Lists.
Age was one of the primary differences to emerge between cases included and not included ; in the most recent case series, cases younger than age 40 years were less likely than older cases to be included on the Lists.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etude cas témoin, Registre, Epidémiologie, Méthodologie, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Case control study, Register, Epidemiology, Methodology, Human, United States, North America, America
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