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Lifetime body size and reproductive factors: comparisons of data recorded prospectively with self reports in middle age.

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BACKGROUND: Data on lifetime exposures are often self-reported in epidemiologic studies, sometimes many years after the relevant age. Validity of self-reported data is usually inferred from their agreement with measured values, but few studies directly quantify the likely effects of reporting errors in body size and reproductive history variables on estimates of disease-exposure associations. METHODS: The MRC National Survey of Health and Development (NSHD) and the Million Women Study (MWS) a...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1186/1471-2288-11-7

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University of Oxford
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MSD
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Cancer Epidemiology Unit
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Cancer Epidemiology Unit
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Cairns, B
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Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC medical research methodology Journal website
Volume:
11
Issue:
1
Pages:
7
Publication date:
2011-01-01
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1471-2288
ISSN:
1471-2288
Source identifiers:
112538
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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