Risk-Factor Analysis Using Tree-Based Stratification
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).
KeywordsBirth Control Linear Discriminant Analysis Spontaneous Abortion Terminal Node Adjusted Relative Risk
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