Journal of Environmental and Public Health / 2013 / Article / Tab 2

Review Article

A Review of Exposure Assessment Methods in Epidemiological Studies on Incinerators

Table 2

Evaluation of the agreement between concentration maps and other exposure assessment methods. Quadratic weighted Cohen’s kappa and percentages of subjects classified in the same exposure class or in different classes.

Comparison exposureWeighted kappaaMatching subjects Misclassification in adjacent categoriesMisclassification in >1 class apart

ADCO versus ADDE0.9169.6%29.3%1.1%
ADCO versus CBCO0.9789.2%10.5%0.3%
ADCO versus CBDE0.9070.0%27.8%2.2%
ADCO versus ADDI10.6138.9%45.1%16.0%
ADCO versus CBDI0.6040.2%44.5%15.3%
ADCO versus ADDI20.3525.4%39.8%34.8%

ADCO: address concentration (quintiles), ADDE: address deposition (quintiles), CBCO: census block concentration (quintiles), CBDE: census block deposition (quintiles), ADDI1: address distance (quintiles), ADDI2: address distance (regular 800 m buffers), CBDI: distance between census block centroid and incinerator. aall kappa with .

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