Epidemiology: An Introduction / Edition 1

Epidemiology: An Introduction / Edition 1

by Kenneth J. Rothman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195135547

ISBN-13: 9780195135541

Pub. Date: 02/07/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195135541
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/07/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction to Epidemiologic Thinking1
2What Is Causation?8
3Measuring Disease Occurrence and Causal Effects24
4Types of Epidemiologic Study57
5Biases in Study Design94
6Random Error and the Role of Statistics113
7Analyzing Simple Epidemiologic Data130
8Controlling Confounding by Stratifying Data144
9Measuring Interactions168
10Using Regression Models in Epidemiologic Analysis181
11Epidemiology in Clinical Settings198
Appendix218
Index221

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