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Help your students understand some of the most elusive fundamentals of epidemiology and biostatistics with this fully updated revision of the bestselling study guide to Epidemiology and Biostatistics. The Seventh Edition offers expanded chapters as well as coverage of a number of new topics that have become prevalent in the medical literature.New or Expanded Sections on:- Receiver-operator curve analysis to improve sensitivity/specificity- The power of a statistical test- One-tailed P values- Comparison-wise significance levels versus study-wise significance levels- Confidence interval and its relationship to statistical significance- Meta-analysis with current methods for assessing heterogeneity and the potential for publication bias- The use of propensity scoring to reduce bias in non-experimental studies

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
How To Use This Bookp. xi
To the Studentp. xi
To the Instructorp. xi
Goals and Objectivesp. xiii
Goalsp. xiii
Objectivesp. xiii
Investigation of an Epidemicp. 1
Objectives Coveredp. 1
Study Notesp. 1
Exercises: An Outbreak of Hepatitis in a Rural Communityp. 6
Measures of Mortalityp. 17
Objectives Coveredp. 17
Study Notesp. 17
Exercisesp. 21
Incidence and Prevalencep. 23
Objectives Coveredp. 23
Study Notesp. 23
Exercisesp. 25
Measures of Riskp. 29
Objectives Coveredp. 29
Study Notesp. 29
Exercisesp. 34
Self-Assessment 1p. 37
Biological Variabilityp. 45
Objectives Coveredp. 45
Study Notesp. 45
Exercisesp. 49
Probabilityp. 53
Objectives Coveredp. 53
Study Notesp. 53
Exercisesp. 56
Screeningp. 59
Objectives Coveredp. 59
Study Notesp. 59
Exercisesp. 66
Samplingp. 69
Objectives Coveredp. 69
Study Notesp. 69
Exercisesp. 70
Statistical Significancep. 75
Objectives Coveredp. 75
Study Notesp. 75
Exercisesp. 81
Correlationp. 87
Objectives Coveredp. 87
Study Notesp. 87
Exercisesp. 91
Multiple Regressionp. 95
Objectives Coveredp. 95
Study Notesp. 95
Exercisesp. 99
Self-Assessment 2p. 101
Case-Control (Retrospective) Studiesp. 109
Objectives Coveredp. 109
Study Notesp. 109
Exercisesp. 116
Cohort (Prospective) Studiesp. 119
Objectives Coveredp. 119
Study Notesp. 119
Exercisesp. 125
Randomized Clinical Trialsp. 127
Objectives Coveredp. 127
Study Notesp. 127
Exercisesp. 130
Survival Analysisp. 133
Objectives Coveredp. 133
Study Notesp. 133
Exercisesp. 138
Association and Causationp. 141
Objectives Coveredp. 141
Study Notesp. 141
Exercisesp. 146
Keys to Understanding Articles on Epidemiologic Studiesp. 149
Objectives Coveredp. 149
Study Notesp. 149
Exercisesp. 158
Self-Assessment 3p. 161
Exercise Answersp. 169
Self-Assessment Finalp. 187
Self-Assessment Answersp. 201
Glossaryp. 203
Indexp. 207
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