By Lance A. Waller
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I and j = 1, . . , J ), plot j versus ln(rij ) and connect all points corresponding to each i, i = 1, . . , I . Under condition 3 (the product model), the curves corresponding to each region i should be parallel to each other and to the curve corresponding to ln(rj(s) ), subject to some random variability. In practice, the choice between direct or indirect standardization often reduces to the type of data available. If age-specific incidence counts are unavailable for the study population but age-specific rates are available for a standard population, indirect standardization offers the only option available.
We give up agespecific information in order to provide an age-standardized statistic summarizing across age categories). , gender, race, and/or ethnicity). Although examples of such standardization exist, the most common applications of rate standardization involve adjustments for age. 5 Cautions with Standardized Rates As illustrated above, the goal of standardizing rates is to provide summaries across groups adjusted for known variations in risk within the structure of the population of interest.
Regions such as counties) rather than comparing tables of age-specific rates is relatively easy. 2. When some age groups contain very small numbers at risk, the age-specific estimates may be too imprecise (statistically unstable) for accurate comparisons. 3. , members of racial or ethnic minorities), accurate age-specific rates may not exist. 4 BASIC EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDY DESIGNS Standardization provides a commonly reported means of “adjusting” observed proportions and rates for the presence of known risk factors.