Several studies of childhood cancer, especially leukemia, in residential areas have reported an association with wire configuration codes.
These codes were suggested to be surrogates of electromagnetic field exposure.
However, the selection criteria used in several of the studies caused the case and control populations to be non-comparable, especially with respect to residential mobility.
Specifically, controls were required to be residentially stable but cases were not.
Thus, an artificial association between residential mobility and cancer was created by the subject selection procedure.
Mots-clés Pascal : Leucémie, Champ électromagnétique, Echantillonnage, Enfant, Homme, Epidémiologie, Hémopathie maligne, Logement habitation, Biais méthodologique, Mobilité sociale, Méthodologie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Leukemia, Electromagnetic field, Sampling, Child, Human, Epidemiology, Malignant hemopathy, Housing, Methodological bias, Social mobility, Methodology, United States, North America, America
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Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 199406.