An exploration of awareness bias in two environmental epidemiology studies.

@article{Moffatt2000AnEO,
  title={An exploration of awareness bias in two environmental epidemiology studies.},
  author={Suzanne M Moffatt and Tanja P Mulloli and Raj S Bhopal and Chris Foy and Peter Phillimore},
  journal={Epidemiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={199-208}
}
Awareness bias in environmental health research is the tendency to report more illness because of concerns arising from proximity to a hazard in the absence of a measurable biological effect. Such bias complicates the interpretation of self-reported symptoms in communities exposed to emissions from heavy industry. We used data from two epidemiologic studies in Northeast England where community concerns existed about health risks from industry. An association between proximity to industry and… CONTINUE READING
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