Reader Comments

Post a new comment on this article

Use of TE ("technical error")

Posted by martybb on 31 May 2012 at 19:25 GMT

The statistical significance of the results seems to depend on the assumption that a single TE ("technical error") for each risk factor adequately represents the within-subject standard deviation in every subject in every one of the six studies reexamined in this analysis. Without supporting evidence for this assumption, the results might have no statistical significance. A more detailed description of the derivation of TE might be warranted.

No competing interests declared.