Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Critical Appraisal of Epidemiological Studies and Clinical Trials$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Mark Elwood

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780198529552

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529552.001.0001

Subscriber Login

Forgotten your password?

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 30 November 2015

Critical appraisal of a large population-based case–control study

(p.471) Chapter 15 Critical appraisal of a large population-based case–control study
Critical Appraisal of Epidemiological Studies and Clinical Trials

J. Mark Elwood

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents an example of the application of the scheme for critical appraisal: large population-based case-control study entitled ‘Risk of breast cancer in relation to lifetime alcohol consumption’, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute in 1995. This large case-control study has shown a regular positive association between recorded alcohol intake and breast cancer risk. The results are generally consistent with the results of other observational studies, most of which, however, would be open to the same limitations.

Keywords:   confounding, causal relationships, breast cancer, alcohol consumption

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .