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Confounding of three binary-variables counterfactual model

Liu, Jingwei; Hu, Shuang;
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  • Published: 06 Aug 2011
Confounding of three binary-variables counterfactual model is discussed in this paper. According to the effect between the control variable and the covariate variable, we investigate three counterfactual models: the control variable is independent of the covariate variable, the control variable has the effect on the covariate variable and the covariate variable affects the control variable. Using the ancillary information based on conditional independence hypotheses, the sufficient conditions to determine whether the covariate variable is an irrelevant factor or a confounder in each counterfactual model are obtained.
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