To Match or Not to Match in Epidemiological Studies-Same Outcome but Less Power
2010 (English)In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH, ISSN 1660-4601, Vol. 7, no 1, 325-332 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This study aimed to analyze the possible resemblance or difference in outcome in a case-control study of quality of life for IBS patients compared to controls free from the disease, when a matching procedure for age and sex was applied for the control group compared to when all participating subjects were included in the control group. The main result was that almost the same and identical results were found irrespective of whether matching or not matching was applied in this epidemiological case-control study. The matching procedure however, slightly diminished the statistical power of the results.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 7, no 1, 325-332 p.
epidemiology, matching, case-control study, gender
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-53934DOI: 10.3390/ijerph7010325ISI: 000274000900022OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-53934DiVA: diva2:293552
Tomas Faresjö and Åshild Faresjo, To Match or Not to Match in Epidemiological Studies-Same Outcome but Less Power, 2010, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH, (7), 1, 325-332.
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