An Introduction to Epidemiology for Health Professionals

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ISBN: 978-1-4419-1496-5 (Print) 978-1-4419-1497-2 (Online)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii

  2. Descriptive Epidemiology

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-13

      Measures of Disease Occurrence

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      Pages 15-17

      Estimates of Associations

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      Pages 19-21

      Age Standardization

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      Pages 23-28

      Causes of Diseases

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      Pages 29-35

      Descriptive Epidemiology in Public Health

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      Pages 37-41

      Descriptive Epidemiology in Genetic Epidemiology

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      Pages 43-47

      Descriptive Epidemiology in Clinical Epidemiology

  3. Analytical Epidemiology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 49-49

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      Pages 51-57

      Design Options

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      Pages 59-65

      Follow-Up Studies

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      Pages 67-78

      Case–Control Studies

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      Pages 79-79

      The Cross-Sectional Study

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      Pages 81-84

      The Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

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      Pages 85-87

      Analytical Epidemiology in Public Health

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      Pages 89-94

      Analytical Epidemiology in Genetic Epidemiology

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      Pages 95-99

      Analytical Epidemiology in Clinical Epidemiology

  4. Sources of Error

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      Pages 101-101

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      Pages 103-105

      Confounding and Bias

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      Pages 107-111

      Confounding

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      Pages 113-117

      Information Bias

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      Pages 119-122

      Selection Bias

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      Pages 123-127

      Making Inference and Making Decisions

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