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Comparing sample surveys of health with official population statistics: some methodological issues and empirical findings

O'Toole, B; Marshall, R; Schureck, R; Dobson, Matthew


This article reports an examination of factors that might affect the interpretation of computed relative risks of medical illness obtained when estimates of morbidity derived from a specific subpopulation sample are compared with estimates obtained from official statitical bureau surveys of the parent population. Interpreting a significant or nonsignificant relative risk depends upon how fair the comparison is. Three types of error are considered: (1) those arising from subjects, including...[Show more]

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Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Official Statistics


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