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Research Article

Assessing the Impact of Misclassification Error on an Epidemiological Association between Two Helminthic Infections

  • Mushfiqur R. Tarafder mail,

    mtarafder@tcmedc.org

    Affiliations: Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America, Department of Family, Community and Rural Health, The Commonwealth Medical College, Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Hélène Carabin,

    Affiliation: Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America

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  • Stephen T. McGarvey,

    Affiliation: International Health Institute, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America

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  • Lawrence Joseph,

    Affiliation: Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, Montréal, Canada

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  • Ernesto Balolong Jr.,

    Affiliation: Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, Alabang, Muntinlupa City, Philippines

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  • Remigio Olveda

    Affiliation: Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, Alabang, Muntinlupa City, Philippines

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  • Published: March 29, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000995

About the Authors

Mushfiqur R. Tarafder, Hélène Carabin
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America
Mushfiqur R. Tarafder
Department of Family, Community and Rural Health, The Commonwealth Medical College, Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Stephen T. McGarvey
International Health Institute, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America
Lawrence Joseph
Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, Montréal, Canada
Ernesto Balolong Jr., Remigio Olveda
Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, Alabang, Muntinlupa City, Philippines

Corresponding Author

Email: mtarafder@tcmedc.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MRT. Performed the experiments: HC STM EB RO. Analyzed the data: MRT HC LJ. Wrote the paper: MRT. Interpreted the data: MRT HC LJ. Contributed to all phases of the field study: STM. Supervised the acquisition of data: EB RO.