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Epidemiology : an introduction

Author: Kenneth J Rothman
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView 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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth J Rothman
ISBN: 9780199754557 0199754551
OCLC Number: 750986180
Description: viii, 268 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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.

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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.  Read more...

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