Public Health and the Risk Factor A History of an Uneven Medical Revolution

ISBN-10: 1580462863

ISBN-13: 9781580462860

Edition: 2008

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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Rochester Press
Publication date: 5/2/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.606
Language: English

List of Tables
Preface
Introduction
The Invention of the Risk Factor
The Origins of Probability and Statistics
Censuses and Vital Statistics
Statistical Analyses of Medical and Social Data
Life Insurance and the Risk Factor
Health Education for Healthy Lifestyles
Cultural And Environmental Influences On Urban Mortality Rates
The Germ Theory and Health Education in Diphtheria and Tuberculosis Control
Health Education and Infant Mortality in New York City
The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Health Education Programs
The Coronary Heart Disease Epidemic
Early Twentieth-Century Mortality Trends and Rheumatic Heart Disease
The Early Years of the Coronary Heart Disease Epidemic
Rick Factors and Coronary Heart Disease
Causes, Correlations, and the Etiology of Disease
Cigarette Smoking and Statistical Correlations
Blood Pressure and the Benefits of Treatment
The Framingham Heart Study and the Risk Factor
Theories of the Causes of Coronary Heart Disease
The Diet-Heart Hypothesis
Dietary Recommendations and Guidelines
The Secular Decline in the Coronary Heart Disease Epidemic
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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