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  1. Toward a clearer definition of confounding.

    Article - En anglais

    Epidemiologists are aware that the estimated effect of an exposure can be biased if the investigator fails to adjust for confounding factors when analyzing either a prospective or retrospective etiologic study.

    Standard texts warn, however, that intervening factors are an exception: one should not adjust for any factor which is intermediate on the causal pathway between the exposure and the disease.

    Other factors which are not on the causal pathway but are caused in part by the exposure are often adjusted for in epidemiologic studies.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Etude cohorte, Facteur risque, Méthodologie, Biais méthodologique, Homme, Méthode statistique, Etude cas témoin

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Cohort study, Risk factor, Methodology, Methodological bias, Human, Statistical method, Case control study

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    Cote : 93-0303832

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 199406.