Spurious Correlation and the Fallacy of the Ratio Standard Revisited. Kronmal, R. A. *J Roy Stat Soc A*, 156:379-392, 1993. bibtex @article{kro93spu,
title = {Spurious Correlation and the Fallacy of the Ratio Standard Revisited},
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annote = {spurious correlation in using ratio variables even if all component variables of ratios are uncorrelated; division of only the dependent variable by an independent variable can result in regression coefficient estimates for the other independent variables that result in inappropriate conclusions;use of a ratio as an independent variable can result in inadequate adjustment for component variables of the ratio;ratio variables should only be used in a full model containing all the component variables;results of regression analyses incorporating ratios are not readily comparable across studies}
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