Computing risk ratios from data with complex survey design

Academic Article


  • We demonstrate how to apply regression risk analysis to compute risk ratios and risk differences from logistic regression models using complex survey data. We validate the use of regression risk analysis for complex survey design. First, we derive formulas for adjusted risk ratios (ARRs) and adjusted risk differences (ARDs) adjusted for weighting, stratification, and clustering. Then we use Monte Carlo data to show why correcting statistics for complex survey design is important. We show how to calculate and interpret ARRs using a publicly available data set with a binary outcome. Regression risk analysis can be applied to complex survey data to calculate correct ARRs and ARDs from logistic regression. © 2014 Springer Science+Business Media.
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    Author List

  • Norton EC; Carroll NW; Miller MM; Coyne K; Wang JJ; Kleinman LC
  • Start Page

  • 3
  • End Page

  • 14
  • Volume

  • 14
  • Issue

  • 1-2