Introduction to Epidemiology

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2013 - Education - 434 pages
This Sixth Edition is a introductory text for the epidemiology student with minimal training in the biomedical sciences and statistics. With updated tables, figures, and examples throughout, the Sixth Edition is a thorough revision that offers an all new, real world examples to help better illustrate elusive concepts. Learning objectives, as well as study questions with descriptive answers, in each chapter engage the student in further analysis and reflection. New Features of the Sixth Edition: Updated tables and figures. Addition of several real-world, practical examples. Added focus on setting-up contingency tables and calculating and interpreting appropriate measures of association. Greater detail and examples on conducting hypothesis testing. Greater detail and examples on calculating age-adjusting rates. Greater detail and examples on calculating years of potential life lost. Greater detail and examples on assessing clinical trials. Updated case studies.
 

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Contents

Foundations of Epidemiology
1
Historic Developments in Epidemiology
23
Practical Disease Concepts in Epidemiology
49
Design Strategies and Statistical Methods in Descriptive Epidemiology
87
Descriptive Epidemiology According to Person Place and Time
119
General Health and Population Indicators
155
Design Strategies and Statistical Methods in Analytic Epidemiology
179
Experimental Studies in Epidemiology
203
Clinical Epidemiology
297
Glossary
313
Case Studies
333
Common Study Designs with Selected Measures of Association and Test Statistics
397
Summary of Confidence Intervals for Evaluating Selected Hypotheses
399
Classification and Specialty Journals in Epidemiology
401
Epidemiologic Associations and Societies
405
Selected Answers to Chapter Questions
407

Causality
221
Field Epidemiology
245
Chronic Disease Epidemiology
269

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