Types of data and study design, and measures of disease frequency and association

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measures of disease frequency, types of data, study design

Abstract

Knowledge of statistics is both examinable in the final college fellowship examination and is a key skill for all practising clinicians. To be able to conduct and critique research, it is important that registrars have a working understanding of statistical principles, tests, and models. This review will cover types of data and study design found in medical literature and will explain measures of disease frequency and association.

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TGA Leonard, University of the Witwatersrand

Department of Anaesthesia, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

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2021-11-15

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FCA Refresher Course