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Making inferences from a case-control study: Implications of sampling.
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PMID:  23177523     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In view of the importance of case-control studies to veterinary epidemiological research, this review article reinforces key aspects of the interpretation of results from these studies. The implications of design elements on inferences are first discussed, followed by a review of three types of case-control study differentiated from each other by the timing of the selection of controls. An hypothetical example of a history of aggression (exposure) and consequent relinquishment (outcome) of pet dogs is used to illustrate and explain the differences between the exposure odds ratio and the outcome odds ratio, and to demonstrate how to interpret exposure odds ratios derived from the three types of case-control study correctly.
Hsin-Yi Weng; Locksley L McV Messam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary journal (London, England : 1997)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-2971     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. J.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9706281     Medline TA:  Vet J     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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