Mortality and cancer rates in nonrespondents to a prospective study of older women: 5-year follow-up.

@article{Bisgard1994MortalityAC,
  title={Mortality and cancer rates in nonrespondents to a prospective study of older women: 5-year follow-up.},
  author={Kris M Bisgard and Aaron R Folsom and C P Hong and Thomas A. Sellers},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={1994},
  volume={139 10},
  pages={990-1000}
}
Most studies are unable to follow nonrespondents prospectively to determine whether their disease rates are comparable with those of the respondents. The authors followed respondents and nonrespondents to a mailed questionnaire, sent to a random sample of Iowa women aged 55-69 years in 1986 (total sample, 98,029; 43% response), to characterize 5-year mortality rates for myocardial infarction and all causes, and attack rates for breast, endometrial, colon, lung, and all-site cancers. Compared… CONTINUE READING

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