Estimating and comparing univariate associations with application to the prediction of adult obesity.

@article{Pepe1999EstimatingAC,
  title={Estimating and comparing univariate associations with application to the prediction of adult obesity.},
  author={Margaret Sullivan Pepe and Robert C. Whitaker and Kristy D. Seidel},
  journal={Statistics in medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={
          163-73
        }
}
Studies examining the association between an outcome variable and multiple predictors are common in medical research. Examples include epidemiologic studies of risk factors for disease and clinical studies of prognostic indicators for diseased subjects. This paper is concerned with the assessment of the associations between the outcome and each predictor separately, the so-called univariate associations. Comparisons between predictors in regards to the strengths of their association with the… CONTINUE READING
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