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Epidemiology Kept Simple introduces the epidemiological principles and methods that are increasingly important in the practice of medicine and public health. With minimum use of technical language it fully explains terminolo... MORE
This third edition addresses all the requirements of the American Schools of Public Health (ASPH) Epidemiological Competencies, and provides enhanced clarity and
readability on this difficult subject. Updated with new practical exercises, case studies and real world examples, this title helps you develop the necessary tools to interpret epidemiological data and prepare for board exams, and now also includes review questions at the end of each chapter.
Epidemiology Kept Simple continues to provide an introductory guide to the use of epidemiological methods for graduate and undergraduate students studying public health, health education and nursing, and for all practicing health professionals seeking professional development.
Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the First Edition
1. Epidemiology Past and Present
2. Causal Concepts
3. Epidemiologic Measures
4. Descriptive Epidemiology
5. Introduction to Epidemiologic Study Design
6. Experimental studies
7. Observational cohort studies
8. Case control studies
9. Error in Epidemiologic Research
10. Screening for disease
11. The Infectious Disease Process
14. Mantel–Haenszel Methods
15. Statistical Interaction: Effect Measure Modification
16. Case Definitions and Disease Classification
17. Survival Analysis
18. Current Life Tables
19. Random Distribution of Cases in Time and Space
Answers to Exercises and Review Questions
Appendix 1. 95% Confidence Limits for Poisson Counts
Appendix 2. Tail Areas in the Standard Normal (Z) Distribution: Double There Areas for Two-Sided p Values
Appendix 3. Right-Tail Areas in Chi-Square Distributions
Appendix 4. Case Study—Cigarette Smoking and Lung Cancer
Appendix 5. Case Study—Tampons and Toxic Shock Syndrome