CBM assignment summer 2016 - EPIDEMIOLOGY ASSIGNMENT EXERCISE 1 A study was conducted to determine the association between pancreatic cancer and coffee

CBM assignment summer 2016 - EPIDEMIOLOGY ASSIGNMENT...

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EPIDEMIOLOGY ASSIGNMENT EXERCISE 1 A study was conducted to determine the association between pancreatic cancer and coffee consumption in Brazil. A Total of 100 patients of pancreatic cancer were asked about the coffee consumption and it was found that 80 out of them consume coffee on regular basis. Another group of 200 people were selected without pancreatic cancer and found 100 of them also consumed coffee. TASK: 1.Identify the above epidemiological study design 2. State why it is appropriate for the given research problem Ans. As this consists of comparison group (group of 200 people) which is free from the outcome (pancreatic cancer) and is differentiating two groups with respect to the exposure of coffee consumption. 3.Discuss the possible sources for selecting the comparison group i.e. persons without anypancreatic cancers.
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