Epidemiologic Methods

Epidemiologic Methods : Studying the Occurrence of Illness

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This is a rigorous, systematic introduction to the basic concepts and practical tools of epidemiologic research. Besides offering clear descriptions of key concepts, the book is rich with examples illustrating how these concepts are applied. Some examples are drawn from classic studies in the field, while many others concern modern-day epidemiologic studies of problems of current public health importance. Almost every chapter includes a set of exercises (with answers) to help students gain practice in applying new ideas and techniques. The book's chapters are organized around three main themes: general concepts and methods of epidemiology; major study designs; and evaluating policies and programs. Both authors are experienced epidemiologic researchers and have won multiple awards for effective teaching.show more

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  • Hardback | 528 pages
  • 162.56 x 236.22 x 38.1mm | 884.5g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • numerous figures and tables
  • 0195150783
  • 9780195150780
  • 1,428,312

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."..a distinct perspective based on numerous years of teaching and research experience." --American Journal of Epidemiologyshow more

Table of contents

1. Introduction: An Epidemic of Blindness in Young Children ; 2. Diseases and Populations ; 3. Disease Frequency: Basics ; 4. Disease Frequency: Advanced ; 5. Overview of Study Designs ; 6. Sources of Data on Disease Occurrence ; 7. Person, Place, and Time ; 8. Inferring a Causal Relation Between Exposure and Disease ; 9. Measures of Excess Risk ; 10. Measurement Error ; 11. Confounding and Its Control ; 12. Ecologic Studies ; 13. Randomized Trials ; 14. Cohort Studies ; 15. Case-Control Studies ; 16. Induction Periods and Latent Periods ; 17. Improving the Sensitivity of Epidemiologic Studies ; 18. Screening ; 19. Outbreak Investigation ; 20. Evaluating the Effects of Policies on Healthshow more

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