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Environmental epidemiology: a historical perspective

B. Terracini

in Geographical and Environmental Epidemiology

Published in print July 1996 | ISBN: 9780192622358
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723636 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622358.003.0022
Environmental epidemiology: a historical perspective

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This chapter discusses the development of environmental epidemiology. The current trend is towards progressively larger hypothesis-based studies to increase statistical power and the sensitivity to detect causal associations. Assessment of causality has taken advantage over the proper use of multivariate analysis in studies measuring a relatively large number of potential confounders.

Keywords: epidemiological studies; epidemiological research; environmental exposure; hypothesis-based studies

Chapter.  4378 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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