confounding

In statistics, a confounder (also confounding variable or confounding factor) is a variable that influences both the dependent variable and independent variable causing a spurious association. Confounding is a causal concept, and as such, cannot be described in terms of correlations or associations.


Honore PM, Redant S, Kaefer K, Barreto Gutierrez L, Kugener L, Attou R, Gallerani A, De Bels D. Higher Levels of S-100β-a Biomarker of Astrocyte and Glial Activation Were Associated With a Greater Delirium Duration in Sepsis and Traumatic Brain Injury Patients: Beware of Some Confounders! Crit Care Med. 2021 Jul 1;49(7):e736-e737. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000004990. PMID: 34135292.

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