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Document ID (ISN)58067
CIS number 92-939
ISSN - Serial title 0002-9262 - American Journal of Epidemiology
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Brown L.M., Dosemeci M., Blair A., Burmeister L.
Title Comparability of data obtained from farmers and surrogate respondents on use of agricultural pesticides
Bibliographic information 15 Aug. 1991, Vol.134, No.4, p.348-355. 15 ref.
Abstract Information from surrogates is increasingly being used in case-control studies to evaluate cancer risks from pesticides; however, little is known about the quality of this type of information. To address this concern, the authors compared interview data collected in 1987 from 95 male Iowa farmers and their wives or other surrogates on the use of specific agricultural pesticides. Agreement between direct and surrogate interviews was excellent (83-100%) for response to dichotomous (yes/no) questions regarding past agricultural use of specific pesticides. Although there were more discrepancies for detailed questions (e.g., the number of days per year on which each pesticide was handled), responses from spouses appear to be adequate for epidemiologic studies of pesticides and cancer.
Descriptors (primary) pesticides; neoplasms; agriculture; crop protection
Descriptors (secondary) Iowa; questionnaire survey; comparative study; evaluation of technique; epidemiologic study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Agricultural chemicals