Epidemiology & Surveillance
University of North Carolina
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This issue of the ERIC Notebook offered by the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health gives an introduction to confounding bias. It includes examples and practice questions.
- Define confounding
- Describe the conditions that are necessary for a variable to be considered a potential confounder
- Explain the criteria that each potential confounder has to meet before they can be considered confounders
- Explain the effects of confounding in different study designs
Public Health Surveillance and Epidemiological Investigation