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This text provides an introduction to the principles and practice of epidemiology to public health professionals whose primary focus is not epidemiology. Terminology, concepts, and sources of information enable readers to be knowledgeable consumers of the epidemiologic literature. The book covers everything from the historical development of epidemiology, concepts of causality, and definitions of disease and health to measures of disease frequency and sources of community health data.
The book contains black-and-white illustrations.
• Epidemiology - What's It All About?
• Historical Antecedents of Epidemiology
• Using Epidemiology in Your Work and Play: The Seven Uses of Epidemiology
• Epidemiology at Work in the Community; Infectious Disease
• Epidemiology at Work in the Community: Health and the Environment
• CONDUCTING AN EPIDEMIOLOGIC INVESTIGATION
• Describing the Problem: Person, Time, Place
• Sources of Epidemiologic
• Data Quantification: Measures of Morbidity and Mortality
• Epidemiologic Research: Prospective, Retrospective, and Cross-sectional
• ANALYTICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY
• Epidemiologic Models and Causal Mechanisms
• Reliability and Validity of Measures: Screening for Disease in the Community
• Psychosocial Aspects of Disease
• Epidemiologic Statistical Techniques
• Conclusions and Recent Developments