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Disease Frequency: Basics

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150780.003.0003
 Disease Frequency: Basics

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The basic tools of epidemiology are quantitative measures of disease frequency in populations, and any epidemiologist needs to be skilled in their use. This chapter provides an overview of several commonly used measures of disease frequency, including when each applies and examples of its use. Exercises are provided at the end of the chapter.

Keywords: diseases; epidemiology; epidemiological research

Chapter.  8805 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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