A Bayesian approach to assess interaction between known risk factors: The risk of lung cancer from exposure to asbestos and smoking

Wraith, D. & Mengersen, K. (2008) A Bayesian approach to assess interaction between known risk factors: The risk of lung cancer from exposure to asbestos and smoking. Statistical Methods in Medical Research, 17(2), pp. 171-189.

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Abstract

We review the literature on the combined effect of asbestos exposure and smoking on lung cancer, and explore a Bayesian approach to assess evidence of interaction. Previous approaches have focussed on separate tests for an additive or multiplicative relation. We extend these approaches by exploring the strength of evidence for either relation using approaches which allow the data to choose between both models. We then compare the different approaches.

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ID Code: 42852
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Bayesian Modelling, Public Health, Environmental Risk, lung cancer, asbestos, smoking
DOI: 10.1177/0962280206075525
ISSN: 0962-2802
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (010000) > STATISTICS (010400)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (010000) > STATISTICS (010400) > Applied Statistics (010401)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (010000) > STATISTICS (010400) > Statistical Theory (010405)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Deposited On: 13 Jul 2011 13:07
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2016 03:17

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