Examples Using Tree-Based Analysis

Part of the Springer Series in Statistics book series (SSS, volume 0)


In epidemiologic studies, one of the most frequently encountered issues is to evaluate the association between a set of putative risk factors and a disease outcome, controlling for another set of potential confounders. In this chapter, we illustrate how to apply the tree-based method in this regard. The discussion is mostly adopted from Zhang and Bracken (1996).


Birth Control Linear Discriminant Analysis Spontaneous Abortion Terminal Node Adjusted Relative Risk 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Epidemiology and Public HealthYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Emerging Pathogens InstituteUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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