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Author Weiss, Noel S., 1941- author.

Title Epidemiologic methods : studying the occurrence of illness / Noel S. Weiss, Thomas D. Koepsell
Edition Second edition
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 472 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction : an epidemic of blindness in young children -- Diseases and populations -- Disease frequency : basic -- Disease frequency : advanced -- Overview of study designs -- Sources of data on disease occurrence -- Person, place, and time -- Inferring a causal relation between exposure and disease -- Measures of excess risk -- Measurement error -- Confounding and its control : basic -- Confounding and its control : advanced -- Randomized trials -- Cohort studies -- Case-control studies -- Ecologic and multi-level studies -- Induction periods and latent periods -- Improving the sensitivity of epidemiologic studies -- Screening -- Outbreak investigation -- Evaluating the effects of policies on health
Summary This second edition of Epidemiologic Methods offers a rigorous introduction to the concepts and tools of epidemiologic research. Aimed chiefly at future epidemiologists, the book offers clear descriptions, practical examples, and question/answer sections for each of the science's key concepts. Authored by two award-winning epidemiology instructors, this book is ideally suited for use as a text in a graduate-level course sequence in epidemiologic methods. The book's chapters are organized around three main themes: general concepts and tools of epidemiology; major study designs; and special topics, including screening, outbreak investigations, and use of epidemiology to evaluate policies and programs. With addition exercises at the end of each chapter and expanded attention to topics such as confounding, this new edition Epidemiologic Methods is a resource for the next generation of epidemiologic study
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Epidemiologic Methods.
Epidemiology -- Methodology.
Epidemiology -- Methodology.
MEDICAL -- Forensic Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Preventive Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Public Health.
Form Electronic book
Author Koepsell, Thomas D., author.
ISBN 0199718164