Reproductive Epidemiology: Principles and Methods

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, Oct 25, 2010 - Medical - 366 pages
Reproductive Epidemiology explores the range of methodologies used to collect data and conduct analysis on the distribution and determinants of reproductive-related health states or events in human populations. This unique book explores real-world reproductive health problems and provides readers with a guide on the use of methods appropriate for challenging and sensitive research topics, which include: sexual behavior, abortion, illicit drug use, and sexual abuse. Readers will come away with a clear understanding of the practical applications of epidemiology in the promotion of complete physical, mental, social, spiritual, emotional, and environmental health as they relate to the reproductive health system and its functions and processes.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER
4
CHAPTER
5
Conclusion
11
The Inner Versus Outer Environment
24
The Systems Approach
31
Conclusion
39
Research Process in Reproductive Epidemiology
47
Surveillance for Understanding the Health Problem
60
Obesity and Reproduction
165
Contraception and Reproductive Health
179
Conclusion
193
Environmental Estrogens and Reproductive Health Problems
205
Key Issues
211
Psychosocial Factors and Reproductive Health
221
Clinical Abortion
233
Conclusion
240

Statistical Tests of Association
68
Surveillance in Reproductive Epidemiology
77
Active Passive Sentinel and Special Systems Surveillance
93
Conclusion
106
Descriptive Reproductive Health Indicators
111
Contraceptive Prevalence
118
Percentage of Obstetric and Gynecological Admissions Caused
124
CHAPTER 6
130
Exercises
142
Risk Factors
157
Trends and Consequences
247
Physical Health Consequences
249
Cancer Risk Associated With Early
263
APPENDIX I
279
Outcome Data Continuous Not Normally
282
APPENDIX IV
297
APPENDIX V
311
Index
333
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