By Jørn Olsen, Kaare Christensen, Jeff Murray, Anders Ekbom

ISBN-10: 144191496X

ISBN-13: 9781441914965

ISBN-10: 1441914978

ISBN-13: 9781441914972

An advent to Epidemiology for healthiness Professionals

Jorn Olsen, Kaare Christensen, Jeff Murray, and Anders Ekbom

Who will get unwell? What factors—genetic, environmental, social—contribute to their illness?

Easy adequate to invite, however the solutions have gotten more and more advanced. this day, because the public concerns approximately rising illnesses and the observe epidemic is a part of the final dialogue, epidemiology might be a easy section of scientific education, but frequently it truly is undertaught or maybe ignored. Concise and readable whereas additionally rigorous and thorough, An advent to Epidemiology for healthiness Professionals is going past normal textbook content material to flooring the reader in medical tools such a lot correct to the present health and wellbeing panorama and the evolution of evidence-based medicine—valuable keys to raised knowing of disorder method, powerful prevention, and unique remedy. This volume:

  • Presents fabric accessibly for readers who could have now not studied epidemiology.
  • Focuses both in descriptive and analytic branches of epidemiology.
  • Demonstrates purposes of descriptive and analytic equipment in public health and wellbeing, genetic epidemiology, and scientific epidemiology.
  • Includes a "Sources of blunders" part addressing difficulties in inference and decision-making, choice bias, and different universal pitfalls.

In addition to its usefulness for graduate scholars in public health and wellbeing and clinical scholars in medical epidemiology, An advent to Epidemiology for healthiness Professionals is a well timed reference for practitioners wanting a refresher during this vital self-discipline.

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The Cement of the Universe. A Study of Causation. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1974. 2. Rothman KJ. Causes. Am J Epidemiol 2004;104(6):587–592. Chapter 5 Descriptive Epidemiology in Public Health Data on incidence and prevalence of diseases are needed to characterize the health of a population. Public health organizations oversee these efforts. The public health staff need to have a community diagnosis to set priorities. The key to this diagnosis is incidence and prevalence of diseases and the occurrence of risk factors in the population.

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1. Although such a graph may look convincing there are several considerations to make: The graph is not based on individual level data and therefore does not relate cancers to individual mobile phone users. We do not know if it is the mobile phone users that develop cancer (the ecological fallacy). There are many other factors that correlate with mobile phone use in the populations and maybe the association is caused by these factors (confounders). Better diagnostic tools may be able to pick up cancers that were previously undetected or detected at a later stage.

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