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Considerations in determining matching criteria and stratum sizes for case-control studies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7327839     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Despite considerable research into the statistical properties of matching in case-control studies, much disagreement remains regarding practical guidelines for the employment of the procedure. We critically examine some recent statistical recommendations, and review a number of theoretical and practical considerations that should be employed in designing matched studies. We conclude that determination of matching criteria and stratum sizes should always involve practical as well as theoretical considerations, and that global recommendations regarding matching cannot be justified on the basis of statistical considerations alone.
S Greenland; H Morgenstern; D C Thomas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of epidemiology     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0300-5771     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Epidemiol     Publication Date:  1981 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-04-12     Completed Date:  1982-04-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802871     Medline TA:  Int J Epidemiol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  389-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Epidemiologic Methods*
Research Design*

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