Design and conduct of occupational epidemiology studies: II. Analysis of cohort data.


Journal Article (Review)

This paper reviews strategies and statistical methods for analyzing data from occupational cohort studies. Emphasis is placed on the common methods for grouped data analysis involving external and internal comparison populations. Analysis procedures reviewed are standardized mortality ratio, standardized rate ratio, and Mantel-Haenszel techniques for estimating relative risks. Methods for control of confounding, assessment of effect modification, and allowance for disease latency are discussed. These concepts and procedures are illustrated with data from an historical cohort mortality study of workers from an asbestos textile plant.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Checkoway, H; Pearce, N; Dement, JM

Published Date

  • 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 375 - 394

PubMed ID

  • 2658566

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2658566

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0271-3586

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/ajim.4700150403


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States