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Epidemiology of Aging and Age-related Neurological Disease

Christiane Reitz and Richard Mayeux

in Clinical Neurology of Aging

Third edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780195369298
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199323012 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195369298.003.0002
Epidemiology of Aging and Age-related Neurological Disease

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Chapter 2 addresses the basic methodological concepts and tools of epidemiological research as applicable for research on aging and age-related neurological disease, introduces the commonly used measures of disease frequency, important issues in definition of cases and controls, and the common types of analytical studies. It then addresses the use of biomarkers in research on aging-related disease, commonly used measures of effect and association, and criteria for causal inference, and concludes with a discussion of issues on precision and validity that must be considered when performing epidemiological research.

Chapter.  7755 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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