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Alternate spelling: stratified randomisation. A method for ensuring that an equal number of participants with a characteristic that may influence the prognosis or the response to the intervention will be allocated to each of the compared groups, to reduce the potential for confusion bias. Note: For example, in a breast cancer study, it may be important to have the same proportion for pre-menopausal and post-menopausal women in each group. To that end, the randomisation is done separately for each menopausal status stratum (often using random permuted blocks) or by means of minimization.

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