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4430STROBE Statement = Checklist of items that should be included in reports of cross-sectional studies

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  • Prof. Umesh Kapil
    Mar 14, 2013

      STROBE Statement—Checklist of items that should be included in reports of cross-sectional studies


      No                                                                    Recommendation

      Title and abstract                    1           (a) Indicate the study’s design with a commonly used term in the title or the abstract

      (b) Provide in the abstract an informative and balanced summary of what was done and what was found


      Background/rationale            2         Explain the scientific background and rationale for the investigation being reported

      Objectives                                 3         State specific objectives, including any prespecified hypotheses


      Study design                              4         Present key elements of study design early in the paper

      Setting                                        5       Describe the setting, locations, and relevant dates, including periods of recruitment,
      exposure, follow-up, and data collection

      Participants                               6       (a) Give the eligibility criteria, and the sources and methods of selection of

      Variables                                     7         Clearly define all outcomes, exposures, predictors, potential confounders, and effect
      modifiers. Give diagnostic criteria, if applicable

      Data sources/                          8*         For each variable of interest, give sources of data and details of methods of

      measurement                                      assessment (measurement). Describe comparability of assessment methods if there is
      more than one group

      Bias                                             9        Describe any efforts to address potential sources of bias

      Study size                                  10       Explain how the study size was arrived at

      Quantitative variables            11      Explain how quantitative variables were handled in the analyses. If applicable,
      describe which groupings were chosen and why

      Statistical methods                   12

      (a)  Describe all statistical methods, including those used to control for confounding

      (b)  Describe any methods used to examine subgroups and interactions



      (c) Explain how missing data were addressed

      (d)     If applicable, describe analytical methods taking account of sampling strategy

      (e)   Describe any sensitivity analyses


      Participants                               13*

      (a)  Report numbers of individuals at each stage of study—eg numbers potentially eligible, examined for eligibility, confirmed eligible, included in the study, completing follow-up, and analysed



      (b)                                                                                                  Give reasons for non-participation at each stage

      (c) Consider use of a flow diagram

      Descriptive data                       14*

      (a)  Give characteristics of study participants (eg demographic, clinical, social) and information on exposures and potential confounders



      (b)                                                                                                  Indicate number of participants with missing data for each variable of interest

      Outcome data                            15* Report numbers of outcome events or summary measures

      Main results                                16

      (a)  Give unadjusted estimates and, if applicable, confounder-adjusted estimates and their precision (eg, 95% confidence interval). Make clear which confounders were adjusted for and why they were included



      (b)                                                                                                  Report category boundaries when continuous variables were categorized

      (c) If relevant, consider translating estimates of relative risk into absolute risk for a meaningful time period

      Other analyses                         17      Report other analyses done—eg analyses of subgroups and interactions, and
      sensitivity analyses


      Key results                                18       Summarise key results with reference to study objectives

      Limitations                               19      Discuss limitations of the study, taking into account sources of potential bias or
      imprecision. Discuss both direction and magnitude of any potential bias

      Interpretation                           20      Give a cautious overall interpretation of results considering objectives, limitations,
      multiplicity of analyses, results from similar studies, and other relevant evidence

      Generalisability                        21        Discuss the generalisability (external validity) of the study results

      Other information

      Funding                                     22      Give the source of funding and the role of the funders for the present study and, if
      applicable, for the original study on which the present article is based

      *Give information separately for exposed and unexposed groups.

      Note: An Explanation and Elaboration article discusses each checklist item and gives methodological background and published examples of transparent reporting. The STROBE checklist is best used in conjunction with this article (freely available on the Web sites of PLoS Medicine at http://www.plosmedicine.org/, Annals of Internal Medicine at http://www.annals.org/, and Epidemiology at http://www.epidem.com/). Information on the STROBE Initiative is available at www. strobe-statement.org.

      Dr. Umesh Kapil 

      Professor Public Health Nutrition 
      Room Number 118; 
      Human Nutrition Unit,
      Old OT Block,
      All India Institute of Medical Sciences 
      New Delhi,  India ,110029
      Mobile 91-9810609340


      --- On Wed, 2/27/13, Jugal Kishore <drjugalkishore@...> wrote:

      From: Jugal Kishore <drjugalkishore@...>
      Subject: [iapsm_youthmembers] Invitation for the Conference inauguration and program schedule [2 Attachments]
      To: "eram rao" <eramrao@...>, "gk ingle" <inglegk@...>, "Nitika Gautam" <nitikagautam91@...>, "Gajendra Singh Meena" <gajendrasm@...>, "Suneela Garg" <gargsuneela@...>, "Vimal Kishore Gupta" <drvkgt@...>, "Ashoo Grover" <grovera@...>, "manish goel" <drmanishgoel2000@...>, "gour devendra" <gourdevendra@...>, "gajanan soyam" <gajansdr@...>
      Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 1:03 PM

      Dear Friends and Colleague

      Please find the program schedule of the two days International Conference on Occupational & Environmental health at National Science Center Pragati maidan, Gate No1, New Delhi on 1-2 March. 

      I cordially invite you all for the inauguration ceremony of the conference. Please grace the function with your presence and make it successful for opening of new chapter on Occupational & Environmental health with your support and participation.

      with affectionate regards.

      Prof. Jugal Kishore
      Chairman, Scientific Committee, 1st International Conference on Occupational & Environmental Health, 1-2 March New Delhi
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