Epidemiology Kept Simple: An Introduction to Traditional and Modern Epidemiology

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 4, 2003 - Medical - 417 pages
Arranged to facilitate use and highlight key concepts, this clear and concise text also includes many practical exercises, case studies, and real-world applications. Utilizing the modern biostatistical approach to studying disease, Epidemiology Kept Simple, Second Edition will provide readers with the tools to interpret epidemiological data, understand disease concepts, and prepare for board exams. The author fully explains all new terminology and minimizes the use of technical language, while emphasizing real-life practice in modern public health and biomedical research settings.
 

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Contents

Epidemiology Past and Present
1
Causal Concepts
33
The Infectious Disease Process
61
Screening for Disease
79
1
111
Incidence and Prevalence
121
Rate Adjustment
143
Measures of Association and Potential Impact
155
Confidence Intervals and p Values
237
MantelHaenszel Methods
265
Statistical Interaction
279
From Association to Causation
289
Survival Analysis
305
Current Life Tables
323
Random Distribution of Cases in Time and Space
337
Outbreak Investigation
351

Types of Epidemiologic Studies
173
Experimental Study Designs
181
Observational Study Designs
191
Error in Epidemiologic Research
223
95 Confidence Limits for Poisson Counts
383
Case StudyTampons and Toxic Shock Syndrome
393
Index
401
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B. Burt (“Bud”) Gerstman has a Ph.D. in Epidemiology and Comparative Pathology from the University of California, Davis, a MPH in Epidemiology from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Cornell University. He teaches courses in epidemiology, biostatistics, and public health statistics at San Jose State University in Northern California. Before coming to SJSU in 1990, he was a Fellow of the National Institutes of Health - U.S. Public Health Service Epidemiology Training Program and a member of the faculty at the Graduate School at National Institutes of Health. He has won numerous awards and is widely published. His most recent project was the development and publication of an epidemiology textbook and he is currently at work on a text on data analysis.

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