The level of effort required to generate neighborhood controls for a statewide matched case-control study of cervical cancer was investigated, with the aim of identifying hard-to-reach demographic subgroups.
Cross reference telephone directories were used to identify households on the same street as the case.
Letters were then sent to the households, followed by'phone calls.
A total of 2920 households were contacted to obtain 147 controls.
Overall, 63.6% of age-eligible contacts participated in the study.
In 49.3% of all households the major reason for not obtaining a control was « no age-eligible woman ».
Mots-clés Pascal : Choix, Homme, Recrutement, Tumeur maligne, Col utérus, Méthodologie, Epidémiologie, Témoin, Etude cas témoin, Appareil génital femelle pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Choice, Human, Recruitment, Malignant tumor, Uterine cervix, Methodology, Epidemiology, Case control study, Female genital diseases
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Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 199406.