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Selection Bias: Baseline Characteristics

Were the groups similar at baseline or were they adjusted for confounders in the analysis?

Signaling Questions

Was the distribution of relevant baseline characteristics balanced for the intervention and control groups?

Additional info:

  • A description of baseline characteristics and/or confounders usually contains:
  • The sex, age and weight of the animals
  • Baseline values of the outcomes which are of interest in the study
  • Timing of disease induction
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