A Study Guide to Epidemiology and Biostatistics

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2005 - Medical - 208 pages
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The Fifth Edition of this popular text is your student's comprehensive study guide to the basic principles of both epidemiology and biostatistics. Clear and concise study notes and exercises help your students learn and apply concepts in epidemiology and biostatistics, while multiple-choice examinations test their understanding. Application of these concepts to critical assessment of epidemiologic studies is emphasized. This updated and revised New Edition includes: A new section on meta-analysis; revised self-assessment exercises; coverage of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention in the context of screening for disease.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1Investigation of an Epidemic
1
Chapter 2Measures of Mortality
17
Chapter 3Incidence and Prevalence
25
SelfAssessment 1
39
Chapter 5Biological Variability
43
Chapter 6Probability
51
Chapter 7Screening
57
Chapter 8Sampling
65
Chapter 12CaseControl Retrospective Studies
101
Chapter 13Cohort Prospective Studies
111
Chapter 14Randomized Clinical Trials
121
Chapter 15Survival Analysis
129
Chapter 16Association and Causation
137
Chapter 17Keys to Understanding Articles
145
SelfAssessment 3
157
Exercise Answers
165

Chapter 9Statistical Significance
71
Chapter 10Correlation
79
Chapter 11Multiple Regression
87
SelfAssessment 2
93
SelfAssessment Final
183
This
193
Answers to SelfAssessments
198
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