Essentials Of Epidemiology In Public Health / Edition 3by Ann Aschengrau, George R. Seage
Pub. Date: 06/03/2013
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Successfully tested in the authors' courses at Boston University and Harvard University, this text combines theory and practice in presenting traditional and new epidemiologic concepts. Broad in scope, the text opens with five chapters covering the basic epidemiologic concepts and data sources. A major emphasis is placed on study design, with separate chapters devoted… See more details below
Successfully tested in the authors' courses at Boston University and Harvard University, this text combines theory and practice in presenting traditional and new epidemiologic concepts. Broad in scope, the text opens with five chapters covering the basic epidemiologic concepts and data sources. A major emphasis is placed on study design, with separate chapters devoted to each of the three main analytic designs: experimental, cohort, and case-control studies.
Full chapters on bias, confounding, and random error, including the role of statistics in epidemiology, ensure that students are well-equipped with the necessary information to interpret the results of epidemiologic studies. An entire chapter is also devoted to the concept of effect measure modification, an often-neglected topic in introductory textbooks. Up-to-date examples from the epidemiologic literature on diseases of public health importance are provided throughout the book.
The Third Edition is a thorough update that offers:
• New examples, the latest references, and public health statistics.
• Nearly 50 new review questions.
• Updated discussion of certain epidemiologic methods.
• New figures depicting epidemiologic concepts.
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Table of ContentsPreface ix
The Approach and Evolution of Epidemiology 1
Measures of Disease Frequency 33
Comparing Disease Frequencies 59
Sources of Public Health Data 77
Descriptive Epidemiology 99
Overview of Epidemiologic Study Designs 139
Experimental Studies 169
Cohort Studies 201
Case-Control Studies 229
Random Error 307
Effect Measure Modification 343
Critical Review of Epidemiologic Studies 357
The Epidemiologic Approach to Causation 383
Screening in Public Health Practice 411
Ethics in Research Involving Human Participants 441
Answers to Chapter Questions 459
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