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Adjusting proportional mortality ratios for the influence of extraneous causes of death.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6672944     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Proportional mortality ratios (PMRs) are frequently used where denominators of the population at risk are not available or are known to be seriously biased. The interpretation of proportional measures requires care and can be complicated by the fact that a PMR of a cause of interest may be affected by disproportionate mortality from one or more other causes of death. This problem is examined using occupational mortality data for England and Wales. A method of allowing for the influence of other causes of death on a PMR of interest is proposed and it is argued that this approach is a useful aid to the general interpretation of PMRs.
M McDowall
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Statistics in medicine     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0277-6715     ISO Abbreviation:  Stat Med     Publication Date:    1983 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-05-07     Completed Date:  1984-05-07     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8215016     Medline TA:  Stat Med     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  467-75     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Occupational Diseases / mortality*
Statistics as Topic

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