Bayesian adjustment for over-estimation and under-estimation of gastric cancer incidence across Iranian provinces
Nastaran Hajizadeh, Ahmad Reza Baghestani, Alireza Abadi, Department of Biostatistics, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran 1971653313, Iran
Mohamad Amin Pourhoseingholi, Basic and Molecular Epidemiology of Gastrointestinal Disorders Research Center, Research Institute for Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran 1985717413, Iran
Mohammad Reza Zali, Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases Research Center, Research Institute for Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran 1985717413, Iran
Author contributions: Pourhoseingholi MA was principal investigator and countributing in writing the manuscript; Hajizadeh N contributed to study conception and data analysis; Baghestani AR and Abadi A contributed to study conception and design; Zali MR contributed to interpretation the results; all authors contributed to editing, reviewing and final approval of the article.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by research committee of research institute for gastroenterology and liver diseases (Tehran).
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Correspondence to: Dr. Mohamad Amin Pourhoseingholi, PhD, Basic and Molecular Epidemiology of Gastrointestinal Disorders Research Center, Research Institute for Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tabnak Avenue, Yaman Street, Tehran 1985717413, Iran. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: August 17, 2016
Peer-review started: August 19, 2016
First decision: October 21, 2016
Revised: November 2, 2016
Accepted: November 27, 2016
Article in press: November 29, 2016
Published online: February 15, 2017