Checklist for the Appraisal of Epidemiologic Articles (Leave items blank that do not apply.) Title ________________________________________________________________________________ Author _______________________ Journal ________________ Vol. ___ Issue ___ Date ___________ The study’s main objective was conveyed plainly and rationally. ± Yes ± Partly ± No The study population was clearly identified. ± Yes ± Partly ± No Case/cohort selection criteria were described and were adequate. ± Yes ± Partly ± No Exposures were adequately described. ± Yes ± Partly ± No Outcomes were adequately described. ± Yes ± Partly ± No Cases/cohorts were representative of the population (i.e., low risk of selection bias). ± Yes ± Partly ± No Non-exposed cohorts or controls were drawn from the defined study population. ± Yes ± Partly ± No Controls were shown not have a history of the condition under investigation. ± Yes ± Partly ± No Cohorts were shown not have the outcome of interest at beginning of the study. ± Yes
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