Essentials Of Epidemiology In Public Health / Edition 3

Essentials Of Epidemiology In Public Health / Edition 3

by Ann Aschengrau, George R. Seage
     
 

ISBN-10: 1284028917

ISBN-13: 9781284028911

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

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781284028911
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date:
06/03/2013
Pages:
534
Sales rank:
96,585
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface     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
Bias     261
Confounding     287
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
Index     479

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