By John M. Last
Dictionary making by no means ends simply because languages are continuously altering. wide-spread during the global, this booklet will proceed to function the normal English-language dictionary of epidemiology in its Fourth version. It covers the entire universal phrases utilized in epidemiology and lots of from comparable fields akin to biostatistics, infectious disorder regulate, overall healthiness advertising, genetics, medical epidemiology, well-being economics, and clinical ethics. The definitions are transparent and concise, yet there's house for a few short essays and discussions of the provenance of significant phrases. subsidized by means of the overseas Epidemiological organization, the dictionary represents the consensus of epidemiologists in lots of diverse nations. all of the definitions have been reviewed again and again through a global community of individuals from each significant department of epidemiology. they're authoritative with out being authoritarian. The Fourth variation comprises good over a hundred and fifty new entries and colossal revisions of concerning the similar variety of definitions, plus a dozen new illustrations. a number of the new phrases relate to equipment utilized in environmental and medical epidemiology.
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III. Design options. AmJEpidemiol 1992; 135:10421050. 7 Sartwell P. On the methodology of investigations of etiologic factors in chronic diseases—further comments. , to assess the effect of medication use on the short-term risk of myocardial infarction. 'Maclure M. The case-crossover design: A method for studying transient effects on the risk of acute events. AmJEpidemiol 1991; 133:144-153. CASE DEFINITION A set of diagnostic criteria that must be fulfilled in order to identify a person as a case of a particular disease.
Examination of data for censoring requires the use of special analytic methods, such as life table analysis. 2. Observations with unknown values from one end of a frequency distribution, occurring beyond a measurement threshold. Left-censored data come from the left-hand, or low end and right-censored data come from the right-hand, or high end, of the distribution. CENSUS An enumeration of a population, originally intended for purposes of taxation and military service. Ancient civilizations such as the Romans conducted censuses; Jesus of Nazareth was born in Bethlehem because Mary and Joseph had gone there to be counted in a Roman census.
Principles. AmJEpidemiol 1992; 135:1019-1028. Wacholder S, Silverman D T, McLaughlin J K, Mandel J S. Selection of controls in case-control studies. II. Types of controls. AmJEpidemiol 1992; 135:1029-1041. : Selection of controls in case-control studies. III. Design options. AmJEpidemiol 1992; 135:10421050. 7 Sartwell P. On the methodology of investigations of etiologic factors in chronic diseases—further comments. , to assess the effect of medication use on the short-term risk of myocardial infarction.