case control study


case control study
comparison of a group of people who have a disease with another group free from that disease, in terms of variable in their backgrounds (e.g. cigarette smoking in those who have died from lung cancer and in those dying from other causes). In the more precise matched pair study every individual with the disease is paired with a control matched on the basis of (say) age, sex, and/or occupation in order to place greater emphasis on a factor for which the pairs have not been matched. Compare cohort study, cross-sectional study.

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