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Fig. 10 | BMC Medical Research Methodology

Fig. 10

From: Preventing bias from selective non-response in population-based survey studies: findings from a Monte Carlo simulation study

Fig. 10

Relative bias in the association between × 1 and continuous health outcome. Notes: Results are from situations with 50% response-rate. Solid bars represent situations where extreme scores are present even if they are under-represented in the samples. Dotted bars represent situations where the 10% most extreme scores on the health outcome are totally missing from the samples. Different degrees of dependency between study variables (× 1, × 2, × 3, and health outcome) and liability of non-response were modeled. bnon 1 is dependency of liability of non-response on predictors (× 1, × 2, and × 3). bnon 2 is dependency of liability of non-response on health outcome

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