Risk-Factor Analysis Using Tree-Based Stratification

  • Heping Zhang
  • Burton Singer
Part of the Statistics for Biology and Health book series (SBH)


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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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Heping Zhang
    • 1
  • Burton Singer
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Epidemiology and Public Health School of MedicineYale UniversityNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Office of Population ResearchPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA

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