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Epidemiologic Analysis

Steve Selvin

Published in print August 2001 | ISBN: 9780195146189
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864720 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146189.001.0001

Series: Monographs in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Epidemiologic Analysis

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No one method using statistical tools to analyze important epidemiologic issues automatically yields the right answer, but a variety of methods creates a well-equipped tool kit, which is essential for dealing with the increasing complexity of modern data. Our choices among the varied tools are dictated by the kind of data we collect and the questions we ask. In practice, the application of statistical methods is very much an art form; its effectiveness depends largely on the tools, knowledge, and skills of the user. The book explores nineteen case studies, each illustrating important approaches to analyzing an actual research problem. These cases are based on real data from published sources, spotlighting a number of areas found in medical and epidemiologic research. They range from Mendel's classic sweet pea experiments to current studies of the risk of AIDS and the association of birth defects with exposure to electromagnetic field radiation. A few data sets have been drawn from available survey data and routinely collected public data.

Keywords: statistical tools; epidemiologic issues; modern data; research problems; survey data; public data

Book.  340 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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Odds Ratio and Relative Risk in Epidemiologic Analysis

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Randomized Trial in Epidemiologic Analysis

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Bias in Epidemiologic Analysis

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Goodness-of-Fit in Epidemiologic Analysis

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Analysis of a Two-Way Table in Epidemiologic Analysis

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Cluster Analysis in Epidemiologic Analysis

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Multivariable Linear Regression in Epidemiologic Analysis

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Linear Logistic Regression in Epidemiologic Analysis

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