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Epidemiology : an introduction

Author: Kenneth J Rothman
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd editionView all editions and formats
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Across the last forty years, epidemiology has developed into a vibrant scientific discipline that brings together the social and biological sciences, incorporating everything from statistics to the philosophy of science in its aim to study and track the distribution and determinants of health events. A now-classic text, the second edition of this essential introduction to epidemiology presents the core concepts in a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth J Rothman
ISBN: 9780199938452 0199938458
OCLC Number: 1078899218
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 268 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction to epidemiologic thinking --
Pioneers in epidemiology and public health --
What is causation? --
Measuring disease occurrence and causal effects --
Types of epidemiologic studies --
Infectious disease epidemiology --
Dealing with biases --
Random error and the role of statistics --
Analyzing simple epidemiologic data --
Controlling confounding by stratifying data --
Measuring interactions --
Using regression models in epidemiologic analysis --
Epidemiology in clinical settings.
Responsibility: Kenneth J. Rothman.

Abstract:

Across the last forty years, epidemiology has developed into a vibrant scientific discipline that brings together the social and biological sciences, incorporating everything from statistics to the philosophy of science in its aim to study and track the distribution and determinants of health events. A now-classic text, the second edition of this essential introduction to epidemiology presents the core concepts in a unified approach that aims to cut through the fog and elucidate the fundamental concepts. Rather than focusing on formulas or dogma, the book presents basic epidemiologic principles and concepts in a coherent and straightforward exposition. By emphasizing a unifying set of ideas, students will develop a strong foundation for understanding the principles of epidemiologic research.

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