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Principles and Practice of Epidemiology : An Engaged Approach,9780072869392

Principles and Practice of Epidemiology : An Engaged Approach

Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 12/14/2005
Publisher(s): McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages


Using an "engaged approach," this valuable resource offers a clear, easy-to-follow presentation of the basic mathematical components, ethics, and study design options in epidemiology, as well as the primary types and sources of error in epidemiologic studies. It covers key issues associated with solving public health problems, from a solid understanding of fundamental principles to the methodologies employed by epidemiologists or other public health professionals. Its unique global perspective includes discussions of emerging and re-emerging diseases.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction

2 Historical Development

3 What is an Epidemic?

4 Measuring Disease Frequency: Incidence Rate

5 Prevalence and Its Application to Screening Programs

6 Cumulative Incidence (Risk)

7 Design Strategies: Descriptive Studies

8 Causation

9 Design Strategies - Analytic Studies Part 1, The Intervention Studies

10 Design Strategies: The Analytic Studies Part 2: Observational Studies

11 Simple Analysis of Epidemiologic Data: Effect Measures

12 Accuracy

Epilogue: Engaged Epidemiology

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