Comparison of three methods of estimating odds ratios from a job exposure matrix in occupational case-control studies.
A job exposure matrix consists of jobs on one axis and substances on the other, with the matrix elements describing the likelihood of an individual's exposure to a substance in a given job.
This can be used in case-control studies to infer exposures of subjects whose jobs are known.
The simplest form of job exposure matrix contains binary entries, but it is also possible to envisage continuous variables describing the probability of exposure in the job (probabilistic matrix).
In such a case, the user has various options for transforming and analyzing the data, including the following: 1) transform to binary variables and analyze as conventional binary exposure variables; 2) leave as continuous variables and analyze using logistic regression; 3) leave as continuous variables and analyze using a linear model.
Mots-clés Pascal : Exposition professionnelle, Modèle statistique, Epidémiologie, Méthodologie, Matrice emploi exposition, Etude cas témoin
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational exposure, Statistical model, Epidemiology, Methodology, Case control study
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