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dc.contributor.authorRichiardi, L.
dc.contributor.authorBarone-Adesi, F.
dc.contributor.authorMerletti, F.
dc.contributor.authorPearce, N.
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-25T22:21:10Z
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-06T22:26:17Z
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-07T13:57:53Z
dc.date.availableNO_RESTRICTIONen_US
dc.date.available2010-11-25T22:21:10Z
dc.date.available2016-03-06T22:26:17Z
dc.date.available2016-09-07T13:57:53Z
dc.date.issued2008-07
dc.identifier.citationRichiardi, L., Barone-Adesi, F., Merletti, F., & Pearce, N. (2008). Using directed acyclic graphs to consider adjustment for socioeconomic status in occupational cancer studies. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 62(7). doi: 10.1136/jech.2007.065581en_US
dc.identifier.issn0143-005X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/9723
dc.description.abstractThere is an ongoing debate on whether analyses of occupational studies should be adjusted for socioeconomic status (SES). In this paper directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) were used to evaluate common scenarios in occupational cancer studies with the aim of clarifying this issue. It was assumed that the occupational exposure of interest is associated with SES and different scenarios were evaluated in which ( a) SES is not a cause of the cancer under study, (b) SES is not a cause of the cancer under study, but is associated with other occupational factors that are causes of the cancer, (c) SES causes the cancer under study and is associated with other causal occupational factors. These examples illustrate that a unique answer to the issue of adjustment for SES in occupational cancer studies is not possible, as in some circumstances the adjustment introduces bias, in some it is appropriate and in others both the adjusted and the crude estimates are biased. These examples also illustrate the benefits of using DAGs in discussions of whether or not to adjust for SES and other potential confounders.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherBMJ Publishing Groupen_US
dc.relation.isformatofhttp://jech.bmj.com/content/62/7/e14en_US
dc.relation.isformatofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jech.2007.065581en_US
dc.relation.isbasedonBMJ Publishing Groupen_US
dc.subjectSocioeconomic statusen_US
dc.subjectCanceren_US
dc.subjectOccupational factorsen_US
dc.subject.otherFields of Research::320000 Medical and Health Sciences::321200 Public Health and Health Services::321201 Environmental and occupational health and safetyen_US
dc.titleUsing directed acyclic graphs to consider adjustment for socioeconomic status in occupational cancer studiesen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
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