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Maternal recall bias

Posted by mwjst on 25 Apr 2010 at 16:26 GMT

This effect is modest (OR 3.04 versus 2.44), but statistically significant. This demonstrates that non-genetic in utero and/or post-natal factors may play a significant role in the transmission of asthma susceptibility.

Looks pretty much like a maternal recall bias - explained in more detail at

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RE: Maternal recall bias

mdahl replied to mwjst on 21 Aug 2012 at 11:14 GMT

It could also be that mothers to appear more acceptable to the interviewer more often reported paternal asthma than maternal asthma when their children suffered from asthma. This then could lead to an underestimation of the "maternal effect".

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