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Investigation of relative risk estimates from studies of the same population with contrasting response rates and designs

Mealing, Nicole M; Banks, Emily; Jorm, Louisa R; Steel, David G; Clements, Mark S; Rogers, Kris D


BACKGROUND There is little empirical evidence regarding the generalisability of relative risk estimates from studies which have relatively low response rates or are of limited representativeness. The aim of this study was to investigate variation in exposure-outcome relationships in studies of the same population with different response rates and designs by comparing estimates from the 45 and Up Study, a population-based cohort study (self-administered postal questionnaire, response rate 18%),...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010-04-01
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Medical Research Methodology
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2288-10-26


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