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Epidemiologic Methods : Studying the Occurrence of Illness.

Author: Thomas D Koepsell; Noel S Weiss
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, Incorporated, May 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is an introduction to the basic concepts and practical tools of epidemiologic research. This book offers descriptions of key concepts and examples illustrating how these concepts are applied. Some examples are drawn from classic studies in the field.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas D Koepsell; Noel S Weiss
ISBN: 9780195150780 0195150783 9780199865161 0199865167
OCLC Number: 508483697
Target Audience: Scholarly & Professional
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 513 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: 1. Introduction: An Epidemic of Blindness in Young Children ; 2. Diseases and Populations ; 3. Disease Frequency: Basics ; 4. Disease Frequency: Advanced ; 5. Overview of Study Designs ; 6. Sources of Data on Disease Occurrence ; 7. Person, Place, and Time ; 8. Inferring a Causal Relation Between Exposure and Disease ; 9. Measures of Excess Risk ; 10. Measurement Error ; 11. Confounding and Its Control ; 12. Ecologic Studies ; 13. Randomized Trials ; 14. Cohort Studies ; 15. Case-Control Studies ; 16. Induction Periods and Latent Periods ; 17. Improving the Sensitivity of Epidemiologic Studies ; 18. Screening ; 19. Outbreak Investigation ; 20. Evaluating the Effects of Policies on Health
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."..a distinct perspective based on numerous years of teaching and research experience." --American Journal of Epidemiology

 
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