Issues with incorrect computing of population attributable fraction (PAF) in a global perspective on coal-fired power plants and burden of lung cancer

Abstract All observational studies are liable to confounding and Levin’s formula becomes useless in practice for unbiasedly estimating PAF. With respect to causal interpretation of PAF in public health setting, unbiased estimation of PAF requires several assumptions which are ignored in practice. We...

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Main Authors: Ahmad Khosravi, Mohammad Ali Mansournia
Format: Article
Published: BMC 2019-06-01
Series:Environmental Health
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