Public Health Data study design, The association between job-related exposure to welding fumes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, health and medicine homework help

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The association between job-related exposure to welding fumes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was explored in a case-control study. The following data were reported for 450 COPD patients:

  • 40 patients were currently employed as welders; the other 410 had no occupational exposure to welding fumes.
  • Among the 900 controls used in the study, 55 were employed as welders.

Set up a 2x2 table and calculate the Odds Ratio

the advantages and disadvantages of the 2x2 table in the context of study design, and specifically as this table can represent associations between exposure and disease status.


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Introduction

A 2X2 table commonly known as contingency table is one of the most important techniques in
the study design since they categorizes the study subjects for many purposes. In studies of
outbreak and investigation of the effects of particular diseases can be presented through a 2X2
table. In investigating the outbreak of a disease, this table is used to categorize the investi...

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