The Encyclopedia of Epidemiology presents state-of-the-art information from the field of epidemiology in a less technical and accessible style and format. With more than 600 entries, no single reference provides as comprehensive a resource in as focused and appropriate manner. The entries cover every major facet of epidemiology, from risk ratios to case-control studies to mediating and moderating variables, and much more. Relevant topics from related fields such as biostatistics and health economics are also included.
- Presents a Reader's Guide to organize entries around themes or specific topics and easily guide users to areas of interest
- Offers cross-referenced terms, brief listing of further readings, and stable website URLs following most entries
- Provides appendices that include a general bibliography to build on "Further Readings," an annotated list of organizations relevant to epidemiology, the standard statistical tables used in epidemiology (t-distribution, F-table, normal [z] distribution, chi-square, etc.), and flow charts to aid researchers in selecting an appropriate study design
This resource is a must-have for students, practitioners, researchers, and the informed public who want to know more about health and disease, and related topics.