An epidemiologist found five cases of “big toe cancer” in the Yukon Territory. Because there were only a few cases, the epidemiologist decided to conduct a matched case-control study to determine whether shoe size larger than 9 is a risk factor for big toe cancer. Cases were individually matched to one control for daily activity, history of athlete’s foot, and history of ingrown toenails. The following data were gathered:
Shoe size > 9
Pair Case Control
1 Yes No
2 No No
3 No Yes
4 Yes Yes
5 No Yes
Compute the proper measure of association.
Interpret your results.
If you were to investigate a rare cancer in Lynchburg, where might you look for data?
What would be necessary legally and ethically to be able to utilize this data set(s)?
Please use Epidemiology for Public Health Practice page. 269, 284, 303-317