Epidemiologic Methods Studying the Occurrence of Illness

ISBN-10: 0195150783
ISBN-13: 9780195150780
Edition: 2003
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Book details

List price: $74.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/5/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 528
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

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.

Introduction: An Epidemic of Blindness in Young Children
Diseases and Populations
Disease Frequency: Basics
Disease Frequency: Advanced
Overview of Study Designs
Sources of Data on Disease Occurrence
Person, Place, and Time
Inferring a Causal Relation Between Exposure and Disease
Measures of Excess Risk
Measurement Error
Confounding and Its Control
Ecological Studies
Randomized Trials
Cohort Studies
Case-Control Studies
Induction Periods and Latent Periods
Improving the Sensitivity of Epidemiologic Studies
Screening
Outbreak Investigation
Evaluating the Effects of Policies on Health
Index

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