Among women only

Ever had Papanicolaou test for cervical cancer

Yes

157

89.2

6890

84.9

No

15

8.5

738

9.1

No response

4

2.3

492

6.1

Total

176

100.0

8120

100.1

Ever had mammogram for breast cancer

Yes

110

62.5

4475

55.1

No

61

34.7

3104

38.2

No response

5

28

541

6.7

Total

176

100.0

8120

100.0

a^2 = 12.72, df = 1; p < 0.001 (based on those responding).

a^2 = 12.72, df = 1; p < 0.001 (based on those responding).

menopausal estrogen use and osteoporosis, there might be no causal relation between screening history and that outcome. If there were an association between screening and use of estrogens, however, which is plausible, then the distortion due to random digit dialing would require adjustment in the analysis. The control sampling mechanism would have generated an association with disease status because of the overrepresentation of women who tend to have more health screening (and may well have a higher prevalence of estrogen use as well).

The impact of factors that cannot be captured directly or completely can still be addressed to some extent. We rarely have a measure of the precise indicator of the source of selection bias, e.g., proclivity to seek medical care or health consciousness or willingness to participate in telephone surveys. We may have markers however, that are at least associated to some extent with those attributes, for example, insurance coverage, frequency of routine physical examinations, and level of education. In the same manner that adjustment for an imperfectly measured confounder adjusts only partially, adjustment for these imperfect markers would adjust partially for the selection bias. Not only might adjustment for such factors yield a less biased measure of association, but the comparison of unadjusted and adjusted measures of association would help to determine the direction of bias and estimate how large the residual effect is likely to be, analogous to the examination of residual confounding (Savitz & BarĂ³n, 1992). If adjustment for the proxy indicator shifted the measure of association in a given direction, then we can safely expect that a refined measure of that attribute would have shifted the measure of association even further in the same direction, and if adjusting for the marker has a large impact on the measure of association, more complete adjustment is likely to move the estimate farther still.

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