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Flexible frames and control sampling in case-control studies

Potthoff, Richard F. , Halabi, Susan , Schildkraut, Joellen M. , & Newman, Beth M. (2008) Flexible frames and control sampling in case-control studies. American Statistician, 62(4), pp. 307-313.

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Abstract

We propose two innovations in statistical sampling for controls to enable better design of population-based case-control studies. The main innovation leads to novel solutions, without using weights, of the difficult and long-standing problem of selecting a control from persons in a household. Another advance concerns the drawing (at the outset) of the households themselves and involves random-digit dialing with atypical use of list-assisted sampling. A common element throughout is that one capitalizes on flexibility (not broadly available in usual survey settings) in choosing the frame, which specifies the population of persons from which both cases and controls come.

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ID Code: 18557
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Bias, List-assisted sampling, Population-based case-control studies, Random-digit dialing, Respondent selection within households
DOI: 10.1198/000313008X364525
ISSN: 0003-1305
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Epidemiology (111706)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Deposited On: 05 May 2009 14:29
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:49

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