Läärä, Esa

PUBLICATIONS (updated November 2001)


-- 80 original articles in peer-reviewed international journals (in English),

-- 34 other publications: original articles, reviews, textbooks, articles in textbooks, book reviews and popular articles (in Finnish and in Swedish).


Selected items


Läärä, E., Matthews, J.N.S. (1985). The equivalence of two models for ordinal data. Biometrika 72: 206-207.

Läärä, E., Day, N.E., Hakama, M. (1987). Trends in mortality from cervical cancer in the Nordic countries: Association with organised screening programmes. Lancet i: 1247-1249.

Parkin, D.M., Läärä, E., Muir, C.S. (1988). Estimates of the worldwide frequency of sixteen major cancers in 1980. International Journal of Cancer 41: 184-197.

Läärä, E. (1988). Mitä ovat p-arvot ja muut tilastollisen päättelyn välineet? ("What are p-values and other tools of statistical inference?") Duodecim 104: 10-26. (special issue on biostatistics)

Oksanen, J., Läärä, E., Huttunen, P., Meriläinen, J. (1990). Maximum likelihood prediction of lake acidity based on sedimented diatoms. Journal of Vegetation Science 1: 49-56.

Läärä, E. (1991). Tilastomenetelmät kehittyvät -- terävöityykö epidemiologinen analyysi? ("Does the development of statistical methods sharpen the epidemiologic analysis?). Sosiaalilääketieteellinen Aikakauslehti ("Journal of Social Medicine") 28: 404-422. (special issue on epidemiology).

Oksanen, J., Läärä, E., Zobel, K. (1991). Statistical analysis of bioindicator value of epiphytic lichens. Lichenologist 23: 167-180.

Rantakallio, P., Läärä, E., Isohanni, M., Moilanen, I. (1992). Maternal smoking during pregnancy and delinquency of the offspring: An association without causation? International Journal of Epidemiology 21: 1106-1113.

Rantakallio, P., Läärä, E., Koiranen, M. (1995). A 28 year follow up of mortality among women who smoked during pregnancy. British Medical Journal 311: 477-480.

Olsén, P., Läärä, E., Rantakallio, P., Järvelin, M.R., Sarpola, A., Hartikainen, A.L. (1995). Epidemiology of preterm delivery in two birth cohorts with an interval of 20 years. American Journal of Epidemiology 142: 1184-1193.

Alho, O.P., Läärä, E., Oja, H. (1996). How should relative risk estimates for acute otitis media in children aged less than 2 years be perceived? Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 49: 9-14.

Oja, H., Alho, O.P., Läärä, E. (1996). Model-based estimation of the excess fraction (attributable fraction): Day care and middle ear infection. Statistics in Medicine 15: 1519-1534.

Läärä, E., Rantakallio, P. (1996). Body size and mortality in females: a 29-year follow-up of 12,000 pregnant women in Northern Finland. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 50: 408-414.

Juntunen, K., Läärä, E., Kauppila, A. (1997). Grand grand multiparity and birth weight. Ostetrics and Gynecology 90: 495-499.

Koivuranta, M., Läärä, E., Ranta, P., Ravaska, P., Alahuhta, S. (1997). Comparison of ondansetron and droperidol in the prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting after female laparoscopic surgery: a randomised double blind placebo-controlled trial. Acta anestesiologica scandinavica 41:1273-1279.

Läärä, E. (1998). Tilastollisen tutkimuksen raportointi ("Reporting results of a statistical study"). In Tähti, H., Rantala, I. (eds.) Lääketieteellinen viestintä, 2. uudistettu painos ("Scientific Communication in Medicine, 2nd Revised Edition"). Tampere: Tampereen yliopisto, 53-70.

Apfel, C.C., Läärä, E., Koivuranta, M., Greim, C.A., Roewer, N. (1999). A simplified risk score to predict postoperative nausea and vomiting: Conclusions from cross-validations between two centers. Anesthesiology 91: 693-700.

Virtanen, S.M., Läärä, E., Hyppönen, E., Reijonen, H., Räsänen, L., Aro, A., Knip, M., Ilonen, J., Åkerblom, H.K. (2000). Cow's milk consumption, HLA-DQB1 genotype and Type I diabetes: A nested case-control study of siblings of children with diabetes. Diabetes 49: 912-917.

Oksanen, J., Läärä, E., Tolonen, K., Warner, B. (2001). Confidence intervals for the optimum in the Gaussian response function. Ecology 82:1191-1197.

Hyppönen, E., Läärä, E., Reunanen, A., Järvelin, M.-R., Virtanen, S.M. (2001). Intake of vitamin D and risk of type 1 diabetes: a birth cohort study. Lancet 358: 1500-1503.