TABLE 5.1 Major Cohort Studies (Shaded) and Derivative Studies

Reference

Eligible Population

Type of Study or Methods

Date(s) of Enrollment

Subgroup (n = Eligible Subjects)

Contacted or Located (% of Eligible)

Responded or Enrolled (Response Rate)

Comments

Walker’s Studies of Head-Injured Bavarian World War I Veterans

Walker et al., 1971

1,000 Bavarian men with head injuries from World War I randomly selected from among 5,500 cases at head-injury center 1916–1927 with “sufficient information for analysis” of nature of injury; 1,000 unwounded Bavarian World War I veterans on pension lists for receiving medal; all born 1880–1900

Cohort

1916–1927

1,000 men randomly selected from among 5,500 cases at head-injury center in 1916–1927 with “sufficient information for analysis” of nature of injury

555 cases, 563 controls

555 cases, 563 controls

 

 

 

 

 

1,000 unwounded Bavarian World War I veterans on pension lists for receiving medal

 

 

 

Reference

Purpose

Study Design

Population (where appropriate)

Comments

Eligible

Located

Enrolled (Response Rate)

Weiss et al., 1982

Mortality

Cohort

1,010 Bavarian men with head injuries from World War I;

1,000 unwounded Bavarian World War I veterans; final numbers: 647 cases, 616 controls



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