Cohort Studies

Thomas D. Koepsell and Noel S. Weiss

in Epidemiologic Methods

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9780195150780
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865161 | DOI:
 Cohort Studies

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This chapter discusses cohort studies. Topics covered include cohort identification, methods of ascertainment of exposure status, estimating the expected occurrence of disease among “exposed” cohort members, follow-up of cohort members, nature of the illness outcome, and issues in the analysis and interpretation of cohort studies. Exercises are provided at the end of the chapter.

Keywords: epidemiology; epidemiological research; cohort studies; cohort identification; cohort members

Chapter.  11816 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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