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comparison

the basis of analytical epidemiology, the statistical comparison between groups.

comparison groups
the groups between which a statistical comparison is to be made.
comparison population
the population in which a comparison between groups is to be conducted. All of the groups to be used comprise the population.
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In addition, the use of a large population (New York State excluding New York City) as a comparison population provides sufficient power to detect small associations between exposure and outcome.
The comparison population for the PGP is drawn from the PGP's service area.
Figure 1 describes the selection of the study comparison population.
A GIS was used to identify the population living close to transmission lines and a comparison population farther away.
Cancer risks for low-level waterborne arsenic exposures were estimated using a variety of statistical models with and without a comparison population.
Risk estimates are sensitive to the model choice, to whether or not a comparison population is used to define the unexposed disease mortality rates, and to whether the comparison population is all of Taiwan or just the southwestern region.

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