Definition of misclassification in English:



  • See misclassify

    • ‘Missing data occurred owing to misclassification, students moving schools or being absent on the day of testing, or failure to complete the questionnaire.’
    • ‘Firstly, blood pressure measurements taken once during each five year interval may have resulted in some misclassification of hypertension.’
    • ‘For a source of bias to influence our findings systematically, any misclassification would have to be related to prolonged waiting, which seems unlikely.’
    • ‘Of 165 consultations assessed, there were five discrepancies involving misclassification of unscheduled care.’
    • ‘Furthermore, physical activity itself is often measured crudely, so misclassification, albeit non-differential, is likely to result.’