Study design III: Cross-sectional studies

Evid Based Dent. 2006;7(1):24-5. doi: 10.1038/sj.ebd.6400375.


In this series, I previously gave an overview of the main types of study design and the techniques used to minimise biased results. Here, I describe cross-sectional studies, their uses, advantages and limitations.

MeSH terms

  • Cross-Sectional Studies*
  • Humans