Statistical Analysis of Epidemiologic Data

Statistical Analysis of Epidemiologic Data

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This text combines applied and theoretical approaches to the analysis of epidemiologic issues. It goes beyond elementary material to deal with real problems generated by disease data, and delves into less usual areas such as the analysis of spatial distributions, survival data, proportional hazards regression, and "computer intensive" approaches to statistical estimation. Each method discussed in the text is illustrated with examples which include complete sets of data. Using actual data demonstrates the strengths and weaknesses of different analytic approaches in describing a disease process. The book's goal is to develop a clear understanding of analytic approaches to problems in epidemiological data analysis without relying on sophisticated mathematics and advanced statistical theory. Individuals with some background in epidemiology and statistics will find this a useful volume in the study of epidemiological more

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  • Hardback | 389 pages
  • 154.94 x 251.46 x 38.1mm | 748.42g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • line figures and tables throughout
  • 0195067665
  • 9780195067668

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Measures of risk; rates and probabilities; variation and bias; statistical power and sample size calculations; cohort data - description and illustration; clustering - space and time data; the two by K table and two by two table; the analysis of contingency table data; the analysis of binary data; life tables - an introduction; estimates of risk from follow-up data; a model for survival data - proportional more

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