Using real data from published sources, this engaging and lucid casebook shows how statistical tools can be used to analyze important epidemiologic issues. Its 18 cases address a variety of interesting research problems from Mendel's classic sweet pea experiments to recent studies of AIDS andexposure to electro-magnetic field radiation. Each includes a data set. The cases are described succinctly and the methods used to analyze them are then discussed in detail. A wide range of statistical and graphical tools are included, from simple mean values to nonparametric bivariate regressionsmoothing techniques. The level of discussion is sophisticated but mathematically simple, affording access to a broad audience interested in using collected data to study human health and disease. The author's focus on describing, interpreting and presenting results will set this book apart fromother texts.