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How to read a paper: Statistics for the non-statistician. II: “Significant” relations and their pitfalls

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7105.422 (Published 16 August 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:422

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