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9781449665494

Epidemiology for Public Health Practice

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  • ISBN13:

    9781449665494

  • ISBN10:

    1449665497

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback w/ Access Code
  • Copyright: 2013-03-22
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
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Now in its Fifth Edition, this best-selling text offers comprehensive coverage of all the major topics in introductory epidemiology. With extensive treatment of the heart of epidemiology--from study designs to descriptive epidemiology to quantitative measures--this reader-friendly text is accessible and interesting to a wide range of beginning students in all health-related disciplines. A unique focus is given to real-world applications of epidemiology and the development of skills that students can apply in subsequent course work and in the field. The Fifth Edition is a thorough revision with updated data throughout including: the top 10 leading causes of death, motor vehicle traffic death rates, mortality ratios, infant mortality rates, cancer deaths rates, tuberculosis incidence, life expectancy, incidence of AIDS, breast cancer death rates, tobacco consumption, dementia, suicide rates, unintentional injuries and much more.

Table of Contents

A HeadNew to This Edition
A HeadIntroduction
A HeadPreface
A HeadAcknowledgments
A HeadAbout the Authors
Chapter1 History and Scope of Epidemiology
Chapter2 Practical Applications of Epidemiology
Chapter3 Measures of Morbidity and Morality Used in Epidemiology
Chapter4 Descriptive Epidemiology: Person, Place, Time
Chapter5 Sources of Data for Use in Epidemiology
Chapter6 Study Designs: Ecologic, Cross-Sectional, Case-Control
Chapter7 Study Designs: Cohort Studies
Chapter8 Experimental Study Designs
Chapter9 Measures of Effect
Chapter10 Data Interpretation Issues
Chapter11 Screening for Disease in the Community
Chapter12 Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
Chapter13 Epidemiologic Aspects of Work and the Environment
Chapter14 Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology
Chapter15 Social, Behavioral, and Psychosocial Epidemiology
Chapter16 Epidemiology as a Profession
A HeadAppendix A Guide to the Critical Appraisal of an Epidemiologic/Public Health Research Article
A HeadAppendix B Answers to Selected Study Questions
A HeadGlossary

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