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    • Month of birth and risk of multiple sclerosis: confounding and adjustments 

      Torkildsen, Øivind Fredvik; Aarseth, Jan Harald; Benjaminsen, Espen; Celius, Elisabeth Gulowsen; Holmøy, Trygve; Kampman, Margitta Theodora; Løken-Amsrud, Kristin Ingeleiv; Midgard, Rune; Myhr, Kjell-Morten; Riise, Trond; Torkildsen, Nina Agnethe Grytten (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      A month of birth effect on multiple sclerosis (MS) risk has been reported from different countries. Recent critics have suggested that this finding is caused by confounding and that adequately adjusting for year and place of birth would markedly reduce this effect. All inhabitants in Norway are registered in the Norwegian Population Registry (Statistics Norway), making this an ideal area for performing ...