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Epidemiology : an introduction

Author: Kenneth J Rothman
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
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Begins with a brief, lucid discussion of casual thinking and causal inference and then takes the reader through the elements of epidemiology, focusing on the measures of disease occurrence and causal effects. With these building blocks in place, the reader learns how to design, analyze, and interpret epidemiologic research studies, and how to deal with the fundamental problems that epidemiologists face, including  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Book
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2001036737
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth J Rothman
OCLC Number: 1246689920
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified]: HathiTrust Digital Library. 2021. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 223 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. Introduction to Epidemiologic Thinking --
2. What Is Causation? --
3. Measuring Disease Occurrence and Causal Effects --
4. Types of Epidemiologic Study --
5. Biases in Study Design --
6. Random Error and the Role of Statistics --
7. Analyzing Simple Epidemiologic Data --
8. Controlling Confounding by Stratifying Data --
9. Measuring Interactions --
10. Using Regression Models in Epidemiologic Analysis --
11. Epidemiology in Clinical Settings.
Responsibility: Kenneth J. Rothman.


Offers an account of thinking on epidemiologic study design, data analysis and interpretation. This book begins with an introduction to causal thinking and causal inference, leading into measures of  Read more...


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This is an excellent introduction to the principles and concepts of epidemiology. European Journal of Public Health, Vol 14, No 2

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