Reducing healthy worker survivor bias by restricting date of hire in a cohort study of Vermont granite workers.

@article{Applebaum2007ReducingHW,
  title={Reducing healthy worker survivor bias by restricting date of hire in a cohort study of Vermont granite workers.},
  author={Katie M. Applebaum and Elizabeth J. Malloy and Ellen A. Eisen},
  journal={Occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={64 10},
  pages={681-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To explore the healthy worker survivor effect (HWSE) in a study of Vermont granite workers by distinguishing "prevalent" from "incident" hires based on date of hire before or after the start of follow-up. METHODS Records of workers between 1950 and 1982 were obtained from a medical surveillance programme. Proportional hazards models were used to model the association between silica exposure and lung cancer mortality, with penalised splines used to smooth the exposure-response… CONTINUE READING
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