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Statistical methods in environmental epidemiology

Author: Duncan C Thomas
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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Environmental epidemiology is the study of the environmental causes of disease in populations and how these risks vary in relation to intensity and duration of exposure and other factors like genetic susceptibility. As such, it is the basic science upon which governmental safety standards and compensation policies for environmental and occupational exposure are based. Profusely illustrated with examples from the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Thomas, Duncan C.
Statistical methods in environmental epidemiology.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Duncan C Thomas
ISBN: 9780191552687 0191552682
OCLC Number: 536246906
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 432 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: A tale of two exposures --
Basic epidemiologic study designs --
Basic statistical methods --
Multivariate models --
Some special-purpose designs --
Modeling exposure-time-response relationships --
Longitudinal models --
Time-series models for acute effects --
Spatial models --
Ecologic inference --
Measurement error and exposure models --
Multiple risk factors and interactions --
Mechanistic models --
Intervention studies --
Risk assessment --
Probability of causation and compensation --
Further challenges.
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