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What is a cross-sectional study? What does it ask? Measure?

Collects data from a group of people to assess frequency of disease and related risk factors a particular point in time. Asks what is happening.

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What do cross-sectional studies show?

Just a risk factor association with disease but no causality.

3

Case series

Case series track subjects with a known exposure over time. No hypothesis testing; just descriptive.

4

What does a case-control study ask?

what happened?

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What does a cohort study ask?

Who will develop the disease or who developed the disease?

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Example of cross-sectional study

noise in automobile plant --> each employee tested for acuity and then ambient noise level is measured at his or her work station.