Occupation recorded on certificates of death compared with self-report: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study

@article{Bidulescu2007OccupationRO,
  title={Occupation recorded on certificates of death compared with self-report: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study},
  author={Aurelian Bidulescu and Kathryn M. Rose and Susanne H Wolf and Wayne D. Rosamond},
  journal={BMC Public Health},
  year={2007},
  volume={7},
  pages={229 - 229}
}
BACKGROUND Death certificates are a potential source of sociodemographic data for decedents in epidemiologic research. However, because this information is provided by the next-of-kin or other proxies, there are concerns about validity. Our objective was to assess the agreement of job titles and occupational categories derived from death certificates with that self-reported in mid and later life. METHODS Occupation was abstracted from 431 death certificates from North Carolina Atherosclerosis… CONTINUE READING