Introduction to causal diagrams for confounder selection
Elizabeth J Williamson, Zoe Aitken, Jock Lawrie, Shyamali C Dharmage, John A Burgess, Andrew B Forbes
RESPIROLOGY | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2014
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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia
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We thank Associate Professor Julie Simpson from the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne and Professor Michael Abramson from the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University for useful comments on the manuscript, and Professor Dallas English from the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne for years of discussion and debate about causal diagrams in epidemiology. We thank the TAHS Steering Committee for providing us with a random subset of the data from the TAHS cohort that was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia, ID#299901. This work was supported under a National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence grant, ID#1035261, to the Victorian Centre for Biostatistics (ViCBiostat).