A comparison of self-reported oral contraceptive use and automated pharmacy data in perimenopausal and early postmenopausal women.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Annals of epidemiology, Volume 25, Issue 1, p.55-9 (2015)

Keywords:

Bias (Epidemiology), Case-Control Studies, Contraceptives, Oral, Drug Utilization, Female, Humans, Interviews as Topic, Middle Aged, Perimenopause, Pharmacy, Population Surveillance, Postmenopause, Reproducibility of Results, Self Report, Time Factors, Washington

Abstract:

Oral contraceptive (OC) use can occur throughout a woman's reproductive life span with the potential for long-term impacts on health. To assess potential measurement error in prior OC use, this study compared level of agreement between self-reported prior OC use and pharmacy dispensing data in perimenopausal and/or early postmenopausal women.