A Dictionary of Epidemiology
Oxford University Press, Jun 5, 2008 - Medical - 320 pages
The new, completely revised, and updated edition of this classic text --sponsored by the International Epidemiological Association (IEA) and previously edited by John Last-- remains the definitive dictionary in epidemiology worldwide. In fact, with contributions from over 220 epidemiologists and other users of epidemiology from around the globe, it is more than a dictionary: it includes explanations and comments on both core epidemiologic terms and on other scientific terms relevant to all professionals in clinical medicine and public health, as well as to professionals in the other health, life, and social sciences. Anyone seeking clarity on epidemiologic and methodological definitions important to human health will find it here. On the eve of a field trip to a foreign land, a health scientist remarked that if he had to limit his professional library to one volume on epidemiology, this would be the book he would choose.
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ABSOLUTE RISK allele allocation analysis applied assess association ATTRIBUTABLE FRACTION ATTRIBUTABLE RISK behavior BIAS biological birth cancer carcinogenic case-control study causal CAUSAL DIAGRAM cause characteristics CLASSIFICATION COHORT STUDY CONFOUNDING defined detection diagnostic disability distribution ECOLOGICAL ECOLOGICAL FALLACY effect environmental epidemic epidemiological studies epidemiology EPIGENETIC EPIGENETIC INHERITANCE error estimate etiological example exposed exposure frequency genes genetic host human hypothesis identified immune incidence rate individual infection infectious agent International International Epidemiological Association intervention measure medicine method mortality rates multiple observed occur ODDS RATIO organism outcome patients period persons population prevent probability procedure proportion public health PUBLICATION BIAS QUALITY-ADJUSTED RANDOM ALLOCATION RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL relationship risk factor sample scientific screening social specific standard statistical subjects survey survival systematic term transmission treatment tuberculosis usually validity values variable variation vector