Do mothers overestimate breast feeding duration? An example of recall bias from a study in southern Brazil.


The problem of recall bias when reporting breast feeding duration is investigated. Data are presented from the follow-up of over 1,000 children from a birth cohort (1982) in southern Brazil, when they were on average 11, 23, and 47 months of age. Compared with the response given at 11 months of age, 24% of mothers misclassified the duration (grouped into 3… (More)


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