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Negative Confounding

Lead Author(s): Jeff Martin, MD

Definition of Negative Confounding

When the measure of association has gotten larger after accounting for the confounder, negative confounding results.
  • To prevent negative confounding the confounder must be accounted for or the true effect is hidden.

Example of Negative Confounding

Topic revision: r3 - 01 Jun 2009 - 13:11:26 - MaryB?

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