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‘Seeking Causal Explanations in Social Epidemiology’ – Reply

Citation

Kaufman, Jay S. & Cooper, Richard S. (2000). 'Seeking Causal Explanations in Social Epidemiology' - Reply. American Journal of Epidemiology, 151(8), 832-3.

Abstract

While we acknowledge the importance of the issues raised by Krieger and Davey Smith (1), they seem to us only tangential to the focus of our recent article (2). The statistical concept of "exchangeability" we were discussing (3) is unrelated to the idea of universal human rights; in fact, conflating the two risks obfuscation. We argued that the standard method of analysis used for racial comparisons in etiologic studies is logically flawed and often serves to reinforce racist explanations of health differentials

URL

https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordjournals.aje.a010284

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

American Journal of Epidemiology

Author(s)

Kaufman, Jay S.
Cooper, Richard S.

Year Published

2000

Volume Number

151

Issue Number

8

Pages

832-3

Reference ID

1540