Can large but highly selected population surveys provide valid information on the descriptive epidemiology and associations of common health conditions?

An analysis of UK biobank data on chronic pain

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Large-scale epidemiological studies to investigate genetic and environmental influences on disease often have very low participation rates. We aimed to determine the extent of selection bias within one such study, UK Biobank. The focus of the investigation was chronic pain and the extent to which this study replicated information on prevalence and associated factors determined from previous studies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)144
Number of pages1
JournalInternational Journal of Epidemiology
Volume44
Issue numberSuppl. 1
Early online date23 Sep 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2015
Event20th IEA World Congress of Epidemiology (WCE) - Anchorage
Duration: 17 Aug 201421 Aug 2014

Keywords

  • Epidemiology
  • Chronic pain
  • biobanks

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