Effects of Stratification on Data Mining in the US Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)

@article{Woo2008EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of Stratification on Data Mining in the US Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)},
  author={Emily Jane Woo and Robert Ball and Dale R. Burwen and M. Miles Braun},
  journal={Drug Safety},
  year={2008},
  volume={31},
  pages={667-674}
}
AbstractBackground: Vaccines are administered differentially according to age and sex, and disease patterns also vary among people of different age and sex groups. Estimates of disproportionality should be calculated based on comparisons of groups that have a similar likelihood of receiving similar vaccines and experiencing similar adverse events, to prevent false disproportionality from occurring. Stratified empirical Bayesian (EB) methods have been compared with crude, but not stratified… Expand
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