Health and Numbers: A Problems-Based Introduction to Biostatistics / Edition 2

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Overview

Like its two previous editions, this classic text is the only fully problems-based introduction to biostatistics written specifically for students and professionals in medicine and health-related fields. It offers a concise introduction to basic statistical concepts and reasoning without assuming any prior background in statistics and without the use of complex formulas or jargon
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"...a revised and expanded edition..." (Journal of the American Statistical Association, December 2002)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471416616
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.35 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Chap T. Le, PhD, is Distinguished Professor of Biostatistics in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. A prolific and widely published author, Dr. Le has taught survival analysis and courses on basic biostatistical methods for over two decades. His health-related research focuses on analyses of survival and categorical data from clinical trials, epidemiological and laboratory studies, with  major concentrations in the areas of otitis media (ear infection in children) and various cancers.

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Table of Contents

1 Proportions, Rates, and Ratios 1

2 Organization, Summarization, and Presentation of Data 52

3 Probability and Probability Models 98

4 Confidence Estimation 135

5 Introduction to Hypothesis Testing 171

6 Comparison of Population Proportions 186

7 Comparison of Population Means 215

8 Regression Analysis 243

Bibliography 271

Appendix A Table of Random Numbers 276

Appendix B Area Under the Standard Normal Curve 277

Appendix C Percentiles of the t Distributions 278

Appendix D Percentiles of Chi-square Distributions 279

Appendix E Percentiles of the F Distributions 280

Answers to Selected Exercises 281

Index 303

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