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Re: st: RR for mortality data set??

From   Maarten buis <>
Subject   Re: st: RR for mortality data set??
Date   Tue, 16 Feb 2010 08:59:10 +0000 (GMT)

--- On Tue, 16/2/10, Alison McCarthy wrote:
> However, I was wondering whether I could also look at the
> relative risks in these two groups using poisson or another
> model (would 'year' by an offset, using the 'robust'
> standard error option)?

Maybe this article helps:

Peter Cummings (2009) Methods for estimating adjusted risk 
ratios. The Stata Journal, 9(2):175--196.

> Journals seem to prefer data presented as RR instead of
> OR.

That is extremely discipline dependent, in mine the models 
that would produce them would be subject to strong criticism.

Hope this helps,

Maarten L. Buis
Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen


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