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Titolo:
SELECTION BIAS FROM DIFFERENTIAL RESIDENTIAL-MOBILITY AS AN EXPLANATION FOR ASSOCIATIONS OF WIRE CODES WITH CHILDHOOD-CANCER
Autore:
JONES TL; SHIH CH; THURSTON DH; WARE BJ; COLE P;
Indirizzi:
AMER ELECT POWER SERV CORP,ELECT RES & TECH SERV,1 RIVERSIDE PLAZA COLUMBUS OH 43215 COLUMBUS SO POWER,ELECT ENGN COLUMBUS OH 43215 UNIV ALABAMA,DEPT EPIDEMIOL BIRMINGHAM AL 35294
Titolo Testata:
Journal of clinical epidemiology
fascicolo: 6, volume: 46, anno: 1993,
pagine: 545 - 548
SICI:
0895-4356(1993)46:6<545:SBFDRA>2.0.ZU;2-D
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
MAGNETIC-FIELDS; EXPOSURE;
Keywords:
ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS; BIAS; LEUKEMIA; CHILDHOOD CANCER;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
7
Recensione:
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Citazione:
T.L. Jones et al., "SELECTION BIAS FROM DIFFERENTIAL RESIDENTIAL-MOBILITY AS AN EXPLANATION FOR ASSOCIATIONS OF WIRE CODES WITH CHILDHOOD-CANCER", Journal of clinical epidemiology, 46(6), 1993, pp. 545-548

Abstract

Several studies of childhood cancer, especially leukemia, in residential areas have reported an association with wire configuration codes. These codes were suggested to be surrogates of electromagnetic field exposure. However, the selection criteria used in several of the studies caused the case and control populations to be non-comparable, especially with respect to residential mobility. Specifically, controls wererequired to be residentially stable but cases were not. Thus, an artificial association between residential mobility and cancer was createdby the subject selection procedure. The present study of 5721 residences in Columbus, Ohio was conducted to learn if bias due to differences in residental mobility, rather than electromagnetic fields, could explain the reported association between wire configuration codes and childhood cancer. It was found that the proportion of homes classified as ''high'' wire code in the non-stable population was 31 % greater than the corresponding proportion in the stable population. This finding shows that high wire codes are associated with homes in which the residents are mobile and low wire codes are associated with homes occupiedby stable residents. Thus, as a consequence of this association between residential mobility and high wire codes, studies that created an artificial association between residential mobility and childhood cancer will also produce a false association between high wire codes and cancer.

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