Case Studies in Occupational Epidemiology

Hardcover | May 1, 1992

byKyle Steenland

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This casebook is designed for use in courses on epidemiology or occupational epidemiology. The chapters are based on actual studies and are written by the principal investigators. They are divided into four parts: cohort studies, case-control and proportionate mortality studies,cross-sectional studies, and surveillance and screening studies. A brief introduction to each part describes the study design, and a statistical appendix is included so that students can easily find the tools needed to answer analytical questions in the text. Questions in each chapter deal withstudy design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation. Complete answers are provided at the end of each chapter. Data sets accompany many of the chapters, and most of the analytical questions can be answered with a pocket calculator. The studies presented in this lucid, well-organized text involve a broad range of disease outcomes, including spontaneous abortion, carpal tunnel syndrome, kidney dysfunction, cytogenetic changes, ischemic heart disease, dermatitis, chronic renal disease, and several types of cancer. The exposuresof interest are equally diverse, including VDT use, repetitive hand-wrist motion, heavy metals, carbon monoxide, diesel exhaust, lead, vinyl chloride, pesticides, solvents, silica, and acid mists. These outcomes and exposures cover many of the current topics of interest in occupationalhealth.

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This casebook is designed for use in courses on epidemiology or occupational epidemiology. The chapters are based on actual studies and are written by the principal investigators. They are divided into four parts: cohort studies, case-control and proportionate mortality studies,cross-sectional studies, and surveillance and screening st...

Kyle Steenland is at National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9.57 × 6.3 × 0.75 inPublished:May 1, 1992Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195068319

ISBN - 13:9780195068313

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Table of Contents

PART I: Cohort Studies1. T. Schnorr: Video Display Terminals and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes2. F. Stern and K. Steenland: Heart Disease Mortality Among Workers Exposed to Carbon Monoxide in New York City3. K. Steenland: Larynx Cancer Incidence Among Workers Exposed to Acid MistsPART II: Case-control and Proportionate Mortality Studies4. K. Steenland: A Case-control Study of End-stage Renal Disease5. K. Steenland: A Vinyl Chloride Case-control Study6. K. Steenland: A Case-control Study of Lung Cancer in the Teamsters Union7. K. Steenland: Silica and Lung Cancer: A Proportionate Mortality StudyPART III: Cross-sectional Studies8. M. Thun: Kidney Dysfunction in Cadmium Workers9. A. Osorio: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Among Grocery Workers10. K. Steenland: Cytogenetic Study of Workers Exposed to Ethylene DibromidePART IV: Surveillance and Screeing Studies11. A. Osorio: Occupational Lead Surveillance12. E. Ward: Bladder Cancer Among Chemical Workers13. M. O'Malley: Occupational Skin Disease and Contact Dermatitis

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"Overall, the text is excellent. . . . With adequate supplementation, I would strongly recommend this book in introductory and intermediate occupationally slanted epidemiology courses and for those who wish to explore some of the reasoning behind specific study designs, implementations, andinterpretations."--Daniel Wartenberg, Ph. D.,American Journal of Preventive Medicine