The health status of nonparticipants in a population-based health study: the Hordaland Health Study.

@article{Knudsen2010TheHS,
  title={The health status of nonparticipants in a population-based health study: the Hordaland Health Study.},
  author={Ann Kristin Knudsen and Matthew Hotopf and Jens Christoffer Skogen and Simon N Overland and Arnstein Mykletun},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={172 11},
  pages={1306-14}
}
The authors aimed to examine whether nonparticipation in a population-based health study was associated with poorer health status; to determine whether specific health problems were overrepresented among nonparticipants; and to explore potential consequences of participation bias on associations between exposures and outcomes. They used data from the Hordaland Health Study (HUSK), conducted in western Norway in 1997-1999. Of 29,400 persons invited, 63.1% participated in the study. Information… CONTINUE READING
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