Practical and analytical aspects of using friend controls in case-control studies: experience from a case-control study of childhood cancer.

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We report empirical data on the use of friend controls, specifically response rates, case-control concordance and analytical approaches. The data derive from a North American multi-institutional study of childhood cancer that was conducted in 2002-07 and that focused on paternal exposures. Case parents nominated friends as potential controls; up to three… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3016.2011.01210.x

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@article{Bunin2011PracticalAA, title={Practical and analytical aspects of using friend controls in case-control studies: experience from a case-control study of childhood cancer.}, author={Greta R. Bunin and Saran Vardhanabhuti and Agueda Lin and Greta L Anschuetz and Nandita A. Mitra}, journal={Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology}, year={2011}, volume={25 5}, pages={402-12} }