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Assessment of follow-up, and the completeness and accuracy of cancer case ascertainment in three areas of India

Mathew, A., Daniel, C. R., Ferrucci, L. M., Seth, T., Devesa, S. S., George, P. S., . . . Sinha, R. (2011). Assessment of follow-up, and the completeness and accuracy of cancer case ascertainment in three areas of India. Cancer Epidemiol, 35(4), 334-341. doi: 10.1016/j.canep.2011.03.006 Abstract Background A prospective study of diet and cancer has not been conducted in India; consequently, little is known regarding follow-up rates or the completeness and accuracy of cancer case ascertainment. Methods We assessed follow-up in the India Health Study (IHS; 4,671 participants aged 35–69 residing in New Delhi, Mumbai, or Trivandrum). We evaluated the impact of medical care access and relocation, re-contacted the IHS participants to estimate follow-up rates, and conducted separate studies of... Show More
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