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Main Title Practical Considerations for Approximating Relative Risk by the Standardized Mortality Ratio.
Author Symons, M. J. ; Taulbee, J. D. ;
CORP Author North Carolina Univ. at Chapel Hill. ;Procter and Gamble Co., Cincinnati, OH. Miami Valley Labs.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA/600/J-81/699;
Stock Number PB86-208691
Additional Subjects Mortality ; Risk ; Industrial medicine ; Ratios ; Reprints ; Occupational safety and health
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NTIS  PB86-208691 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/21/1988
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Abstract The standardized mortality ratio is a widely used and often criticized summary statistic for studies of occupational mortality. In the paper the authors discuss practical conditions under which relative risk can reasonably be approximated by the standardized mortality ratio. When the true relative risk is greater than 100%, the standardized mortality ratio overestimates relative risk no matter how small the mortality rates or how short the age bands utilized in the analysis. However, when the excessive mortality is consistent across the age bands, the standardized mortality ratio can usefully approximate relative risk for some applications, such as those involving the site-specific cancers, providing the age bands employed are not too large.
Supplementary Notes Pub. in Jnl. of Occupational Medicine, v23 n6 p413-416 Jun 81. Prepared in cooperation with Procter and Gamble Co., Cincinnati, OH. Miami Valley Labs. Sponsored by Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
NTIS Title Notes Journal article.
Title Annotations Reprint: Practical Considerations for Approximating Relative Risk by the Standardized Mortality Ratio.
PUB Date Free Form c1981
Category Codes 6J; 57U; 68G; 44G
NTIS Prices PC A02/MF A01
Primary Description 600/11
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 622718503
Origin NTIS
Type CAT