Essential Epidemiology Principles and Applications

ISBN-10: 1577662164
ISBN-13: 9781577662167
Edition: 2002
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Description: This textbook describes the most common biostatistical measures used in epidemiology, methods of comparing rates, and methods for assessing the accuracy of epidemiologic findings. Oleckno (Northern Illinois University) compares the strengths and  More...

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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Waveland Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.606
Language: English

This textbook describes the most common biostatistical measures used in epidemiology, methods of comparing rates, and methods for assessing the accuracy of epidemiologic findings. Oleckno (Northern Illinois University) compares the strengths and weaknesses of ecological, cross-sectional, case control, and cohort studies. The instructor's CD-ROM contains applets for solving epidemiologic problems. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Preface
Scope and Significance of Epidemiology
Evolution of Epidemiology
Selected Disease Concepts in Epidemiology
An Overview of Epidemiologic Study Designs
Common Measures of Morbidity and Mortality
Comparing Rates in Epidemiology
Association and Causation
Assessing the Accuracy of Epidemiologic Studies
Screening for Disease Detection
Analytic Ecological and Cross-Sectional Studies
Case-Control Studies
Prospective and Retrospective Cohort Studies
Experimental Studies in Epidemiology
Applications of Epidemiology: Disease Outbreaks, Disease Clusters, and Public Health Surveillance
App. A: Table of Formulas
A Brief Introduction to Epi Info
Summary of Surveys and Data Systems from the National Center for Health Statistics
Resources in Epidemiology
App. E: Selected Answers to Chapter Study Questions and Exercises
Glossary
Index

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