Methodological biases in estimating the relationship between alcohol consumption and breast cancer: the role of drinker misclassification errors in meta-analytic results.

@article{Zeisser2014MethodologicalBI,
  title={Methodological biases in estimating the relationship between alcohol consumption and breast cancer: the role of drinker misclassification errors in meta-analytic results.},
  author={Cornelia Zeisser and Tim R Stockwell and Tanya Chikritzhs},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  year={2014},
  volume={38 8},
  pages={2297-306}
}
BACKGROUND While alcohol consumption has been linked to breast cancer in women, few studies have controlled for possible biases created by including former or occasional drinkers in the abstainer reference group. We explored the potential for such misclassification errors as sources of bias in estimates of the alcohol-breast cancer relationship. METHODS… CONTINUE READING