Encyclopedia of Epidemiology, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Sarah Boslaugh
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412953944
  • ISBN-13: 9781412953948
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1145 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released December 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Overview

Presents information from the field of epidemiology in a less technical, more accessible format. Covers major topics in epidemiology, from risk ratios to case-control studies to mediating and moderating variables, and more. Relevant topics from related fields such as biostatistics and health economics are also included.

Contributors

Contributors

  • Sarah Boslaugh

Reviews

"This well-organized guide to the profession is highly recommended for academic collections." --Lawrence Looks at Books, February 2008

— Lawrence Looks at Books

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Editorial Board.
List of Entries.
Reader's Guide.
About the Editor.
About the Associate Editor.
About the Advisory Board.
Contributors.
Introduction.
1: Acculturation.
2: Additive and Multiplicative Models.
3: Administrative Data.
4: African American Health Issues.
5: Agent Orange.
6: Aging, Epidemiology of.
7: Alcohol Use.
8: Allergen.
9: Alzheimer's Disease.
10: American Cancer Society Cohort Studies.
11: American College of Epidemiology.
12: American Indian Health Issues.
13: American Public Health Association.
14: Analysis of Covariance.
15: Analysis of Variance.
16: Anxiety Disorders.
17: Apgar Score.
18: Applied Epidemiology.
19: Arthritis.
20: Asbestos.
21: Asian American/Pacific Islander Health Issues.
22: Association, Genetic.
23: Association of Schools of Public Health.
24: Asthma.
25: Attack Rate.
26: Attributable Fractions.
27: Autism.
28: Avian Flu.
29: Bar Chart.
30: Barker Hypothesis.
31: Bayesian Approach to Statistics.
32: Bayes's Theorem.
33: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.
34: Bias.
35: Binomial Variable.
36: Biomarkers.
37: Biomedical Informatics.
38: Bioterrorism.
39: Bipolar Disorder.
40: Birth Certificate.
41: Birth Cohort Analysis.
42: Birth Defects.
43: Bloodborne Diseases.
44: Body Mass Index (BMI).
45: Box-and-Whisker Plot.
46: Breastfeeding.
47: Budd, William (1811–1880).
48: Cancer.
49: Cancer Registries.
50: Capture-Recapture Method.
51: Carcinogen.
52: Cardiovascular Disease.
53: Case-Cohort Studies.
54: Case Definition.
55: Case-Fatality Rate.
56: Case Reports and Case Series.
57: Categorical Data, Analysis of.
58: Causal Diagrams.
59: Causation and Causal Inference.
60: Censored Data.
61: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
62: Central Limit Theorem.
63: Child Abuse.
64: Child and Adolescent Health.
65: Chi-Square Test.
66: Cholesterol.
67: Chromosome.
68: Chronic Disease Epidemiology.
69: Circumcision, Male.
70: Classification and Regression Tree Models.
71: Clinical Epidemiology.
72: Clinical Trials.
73: Cluster Analysis.
74: Coefficient of Determination.
75: Cohort Effects.
76: Collinearity.
77: Community-Based Participatory Research.
78: Community Health.
79: Community Trial.
80: Comorbidity.
81: Competencies in Applied Epidemiology for Public Health Agencies.
82: Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
83: Confidence Interval.
84: Confounding.
85: Control Group.
86: Control Variable.
87: Convenience Sample.
88: Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists.
89: Cox Model.
90: Critical Value.
91: Cultural Sensitivity.
92: Cumulative Incidence.
93: Data Management.
94: Data Transformations.
95: Death Certificate.
96: Decision Analysis.
97: Degrees of Freedom.
98: Demography.
99: Dependent and Independent Variables.
100: Descriptive and Analytic Epidemiology.
101: Determinants of Health Model.
102: Diabetes.
103: Diffusion of Innovations.
104: Direct Standardization.
105: Disability Epidemiology.
106: Disaster Epidemiology.
107: Discriminant Analysis.
108: Disease Eradication.
109: Doll, Richard (1912–2005).
110: Dose-Response Relationship.
111: Doubling Time.
112: Drug Abuse and Dependence, Epidemiology of.
113: Dummy Coding.
114: Dummy Variable.
115: Eating Disorders.
116: Eco-Epidemiology.
117: Ecological Fallacy.
118: Economic Evaluation.
119: Effectiveness.
120: Effect Modification and Interaction.
121: Efficacy.
122: Ehrlich, Paul (1854–1915).
123: Emerging Infections.
124: Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology.
125: Epidemic.
126: Epidemiology, History of.
127: Epidemiology in Developing Countries.
128: Epigenetics.
129: Escherichia Coli.
130: Ethics in Health Care.
131: Ethics in Human Subjects Research.
132: Ethics in Public Health.
133: Etiology of Disease.
134: Eugenics.
135: European Public Health Alliance.
136: European Union Public Health Programs.
137: EuroQoL EQ-5D Questionnaire.
138: Evidence, Legal Admissibility of Scientific.
139: Evidence-Based Medicine.
140: Exposure Assessment.
141: Factor Analysis.
142: Family Studies in Genetics.
143: Farr, William (1807–1883).
144: Fertility, Measures of.
145: Fetal Death, Measures of.
146: Field Epidemiology.
147: Firearms.
148: Fisher's Exact Test.
149: Food and Drug Administration.
150: Foodborne Diseases.
151: Formulary, Drug.
152: Framingham Heart Study.
153: Frost, Wade Hampton (1880–1938).
154: F Test.
155: Functional Status.
156: Gene.
157: Gene-Environment Interaction.
158: Genetic Counseling.
159: Genetic Disorders.
160: Genetic Epidemiology.
161: Genetic Markers.
162: Genocide.
163: Genomics.
164: Genotype.
165: Geographical and Social Influences on Health.
166: Geographical and Spatial Analysis.
167: Gestational Age.
168: Global Burden of Disease Project.
169: Goldberger, Joseph (1874–1929).
170: Governmental Role in Public Health.
171: Graphical Presentation of Data.
172: Graunt, John (1620–1674).
173: Gulf War Syndrome.
174: Halo Effect.
175: Hamilton, Alice (1869–1970).
176: Hardy-Weinberg Law.
177: Harm Reduction.
178: Harvard Six Cities Study.
179: Hawthorne Effect.
180: Hazard Rate.
181: Health, Definitions of.
182: Health Behavior.
183: Health Belief Model.
184: Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project.
185: Health Care Delivery.
186: Health Care Services Utilization.
187: Health Communication.