Statistical Methods in Epidemiology

Paperback | August 1, 1989

byHarold A. Kahn, Christopher T. Sempos

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This book is an expanded version of the Kahn's widely used text, An Introduction to Epidemiologic Methods (Oxford, 1983). It provides clear insight into the basic statistical tools used in epidemiology and is written so that those without advanced statistical training can comprehend the ideasunderlying the analytical techniques. The authors emphasize the extent to which similar results are obtained from different methods, both simple and complex. To this edition they have added a new chapter on "Comparison of Numerical Results for Various Methods of Adjustment" and also one on "ThePrimacy of Data Collection." New topics include the Kaplan-Meier product-limit method and the Cox proportional hazards model for analysis of time-related outcomes. An appendix of data from the Framingham Heart Study is used to illustrate the application of various analytical methods to anidentical set of real data and provides source material for student exercises. The text has been updated throughout.

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This book is an expanded version of the Kahn's widely used text, An Introduction to Epidemiologic Methods (Oxford, 1983). It provides clear insight into the basic statistical tools used in epidemiology and is written so that those without advanced statistical training can comprehend the ideasunderlying the analytical techniques. The ...

Harold A. Kahn is Visiting Professor of Epidemiology, John Hopkins University. Christopher T. Sempos is an epidemiologist at the National Center for Health Statistics.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 6.14 × 9.25 × 0.59 inPublished:August 1, 1989Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195050495

ISBN - 13:9780195050493

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Table of Contents

1. Review of Selected Elementary Statistics2. Random Sampling3. Relative Risk and Odds Ratio4. Attributable Risk5. Adjustment of Data Without Use of Multivariate Models6. Adjustment of Data Using Multivariate Models7. Follow-Up Studies: Life Tables8. Follow-Up Studies: Person Years9. Comparison of Numerical Results for Various Methods of Adjustment10. The Primacy of Data Collection

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"This book provides excellent coverage at a level ideally suited to a first course in statistical methods for epidemiologists."--Jesse A. Berlin, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine