What makes a good case-control study? Design issues for complex traits such as endometriosis.
The combined investigation of environmental and genetic risk-factors in complex traits will refocus attention on the case-control study. Endometriosis is an example of a complex trait for which most case-control studies have not followed the basic criteria of epidemiological study design. Appropriate control selection has been a particular problem. This article reviews the principles underlying the design of case-control studies, and their application to the study of endometriosis. Only if it...Expand abstract
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