The effects of non-response in a prospective study of cancer : 15-year follow-up.
Out of 11136 Japanese men identified on the island of Oahu, Hawaii in 1965 by the Honolulu Heart Program, 8006 responded to a mailed questionnaire and were examined.
Some 1871 responded only to the mailed questionnaire, and 1259 did not respond at all.
After 15 years of follow-up, the examined men had significantly lower risk of death from all causes and death from cancer.
Minor differences were also noted between the two groups in the risk of cancer of the lung, stomach, colon, and rectum.
However, the examined men had a significantly higher risk of prostate cancer.
In general, the strength of these non-response effects was mainly due to risk differences in the first five years of the 15-year follow-up period.
Mots-clés Pascal : Polynésie, Océanie, Tumeur, Epidémiologie, Méthodologie, Biais méthodologique, Homme, Enquête par correspondance, Participation, Etude longitudinale, Japonais, Tumeur maligne, Hawaï
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Polynesia, Oceania, Tumor, Epidemiology, Methodology, Methodological bias, Human, Brief inquiry, Participation, Follow up study, Japanese, Malignant tumor, Hawaii
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