Essentials Of Epidemiology In Public Health / Edition 3

Essentials Of Epidemiology In Public Health / Edition 3

by Ann Aschengrau, George R. Seage
     
 

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

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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:
575
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1The Approach and Evolution of Epidemiology1
2Measures of Disease Frequency33
3Comparing Disease Frequencies58
4Sources of Public Health Data74
5Descriptive Epidemiology95
6Overview of Epidemiologic Study Designs135
7Experimental Studies163
8Cohort Studies193
9Case-Control Studies221
10Bias251
11Confounding281
12Random Error299
13Effect Measure Modification334
14Guide to the Critical Review of Epidemiologic Studies348
15The Epidemiologic Approach to Causation375
16Screening in Public Health Practice402
Answers to Exercises431
Index448

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