Understanding the fundamentals of epidemiology an evolving text

 

Victor J. Schoenbach, with Wayne D. Rosamond

 

Fall 2000 Edition

 

Table of Contents (para versión en español, haga click aquí)

 

Chapter
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Approx. page *

Title page, Copyright notice, Preface (included with chapter 1) (Read in HTML)

 

1.

Epidemiology Definition, functions, and characteristics (PDF file, 5/3/2003)

1

 

2.

An evolving historical perspective (PDF file, 5/20/2003)

15

 

3.

Studying populations basic demography (PDF file, 8/28/2007)

31

 

3b.

Descriptive epidemiology (no chapter text)

53

 

Assignment (PDF file)

55

 

Solutions (PDF file)

56

 

4.

The Phenomenon of Disease (PDF file, 6/23/2002)

59

 

5.

Measuring Disease and Exposure (PDF file, 8/6/2001)
Appendix on weighted averages
Appendix on logarithms and exponents

81

 

Assignment (PDF file)

117

 

Solutions (PDF file)

123

 

6.

Standardization of rates and ratios (PDF file, 6/12/2003)

129

 

Assignment (PDF file)

149

 

Solutions (PDF file)

153

 

7.

Relating risk factors to health outcomes (PDF file, 9/6/2008)

161

 

Appendix

 

Assignment (PDF file)

201

 

Solutions (PDF file)

205

 

8.

Analytic study designs (PDF file)

209

 

Assignment (PDF file)

253

 

Solutions (PDF file)

265

 

9.

Causal inference (PDF file)

269

 

10.

Sources of error (PDF file, 3/20/2004)

287

 

Appendix (corrected 3/20/2004)

 

Assignment (PDF file)

325

 

Solutions (PDF file)

329

 

11.

Multicausality Confounding (PDF file, 3/21/2004)

335

 

Assignment (PDF file)

373

 

Solutions (PDF file)

377

 

12.

Multicausality Effect modification (PDF file, 5/11/2001)

381

 

Assignment (PDF file)

413

 

Solutions (PDF file)

417

 

13.

Multicausality Analysis approaches (PDF file, 4/2/2001)

423

 

Assignment (see following chapter)

 

14.

Data analysis and interpretation (PDF file, 7/22/2004)

451

 

Assignment (PDF file)

491

 

Solutions (PDF file)

503

 

15.

Practical aspects of epidemiologic research (PDF file)

507

 

16.

Data management and data analysis (PDF file)

523

 

17.

Epidemiology and public health (PDF file)

551

 

18.

Overview and Conclusion (PDF file)

565

 


  * Page numbers do not exactly match the number of the physical page because of unnumbered pages and are not in exact sequence because of chapter revisions or pages inserted from other sources (e.g., published articles for assignments).

** Corrections and updates to individual chapters are easier to make than to the combined file, so please check the list of errata.

 

Index:  although no index is available, the Acrobat  Reader has a Find command (see the Edit Menu). To search through all chapters, use the PDF that contains all chapters and assignments in a single document. That document also contains a table of contents suitable for printing, but may not incorporate the latest changes to individual chapters.

 
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Last modified 3/20-21/2004, 9/8/2008, 10/25/2010 Victor J. Schoenbach