Design and conduct of occupational epidemiology studies: I. Design aspects of cohort studies.


Journal Article (Review)

Cohort and case-control studies are two standard approaches for investigating the etiology of occupational diseases. This paper, which is the first of a four-part series, contains a review of the design features of occupational cohort studies. Topics discussed include the basic features of prospective and historical cohort studies, options for defining the cohort, disease incidence ascertainment, and considerations involved in planning an occupational cohort study. Subsequent papers in this series will focus on data analysis of occupational cohort studies and the design and analysis of occupational case-control studies.

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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

  • 363 - 373

PubMed ID

  • 2658565

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2658565

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0271-3586

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/ajim.4700150402


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States