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Baseline characteristics

Factors that describe study participants at the beginning of the study (e.g., age, sex, disease severity). In comparison studies, it is importantthat these characteristics be initially similar between groups; if notbalanced or if the imbalance is not statistically adjusted, thesecharacteristics can cause confounding and can bias study results.

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