Epidemiology : Study Design and Data Analysis

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Epidemiology is a subject of growing importance, as witnessed by its role in the description and prediction of the impact of new diseases such as AIDS and new-variant CJD.Epidemiology: Study Design and Data Analysis covers the whole spectrum of standard analytical techniques used in epidemiology, from descriptive techniques in report writing to model diagnostics from generalized linear models. The author discusses the advantages, disadvantages, and alternatives to case-control, cohort and intervention studies and details such crucial concepts as incidence, prevalence, confounding and interaction. Many exercises are provided, based on real epidemiological data sets collected from all over the world. The data sets are also available on an associated web site. Epidemiology: Study Design and Data Analysis will be an invaluable textbook for statistics and medical students studying epidemiology, and a standard reference for practicing epidemiologists.show more

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  • Hardback | 728 pages
  • 163.3 x 242.6 x 40.6mm | 1,133.99g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Chapman & Hall/CRC
  • United States
  • English
  • 258 black & white tables
  • 1584880090
  • 9781584880097

Table of contents

IntroductionBasic Analytical ProceduresAssessing Risk FactorsConfounding and InteractionCohort StudiesCase-Control StudiesIntervention StudiesSample Size DeterminationModeling Quantitative Outcome DataModeling Binary Outcome DataModeling Follow-Up DataAppendix One: Computer ProgramsAppendix Two: TablesAppendix Three: ReferencesAppendix Four: Solutions to ExercisesIndexshow more