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Re: st: RR for mortality data set??


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
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.
http://www.stata-journal.com/article.html?article=st0162

> 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

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

http://www.maartenbuis.nl
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