New PDF release: ActivEpi Companion Textbook

By David G. Kleinbaum, Kevin M. Sullivan, Nancy D. Barker

ISBN-10: 0387216480

ISBN-13: 9780387216485

ISBN-10: 0387955747

ISBN-13: 9780387955742

This ebook includes the content material of the ActivEpi CD-ROM pages plus extra routines and an appendix on laptop applications.

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1992;165(4):736-9. For The Rotterdam Study: Hofman A, Grobbee DE, de Jong PT, van den Ouweland FA. Determinants of disease and disability in the elderly: the Rotterdam Elderly Study. Eur J Epidemiol. 1991;7(4); 403-22. Ott A, Slooter AJ, Hofman A, van Harksamp F, Witteman JC, Van Broeckhoven C, van Duijin CM, Breteler MM. Smoking and risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease in a population-based cohort study: the Rotterdam Study. Lancet. 1998;351(9199):1840-3. Homework Exercises ACE-1. What is Epidemiology?

6. 7. Biological Plausibility of the Hypothesis: If the hypothesized effect makes sense in the context of current biological knowledge, this supports a causal interpretation. ) Coherence of the Evidence: If the findings do not seriously conflict with our understanding of the natural history of the disease or other accepted facts about disease occurrence, this supports a causal interpretation. Specificity of the Association: If the study factor is found to be associated with only one disease, or if the disease is found to be associated with only one factor, a causal interpretation is supported.

Smoking and risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease in a population-based cohort study: the Rotterdam Study. Lancet. 1998;351(9199):1840-3. Homework Exercises ACE-1. What is Epidemiology? What is the origin of the word “epidemiology” (and why does it have nothing to do with the study of skin)? ACE-2. Causation. For each of the following excerpts, indicate which of the criteria for causation (proposed by A. B. Hill, circa 1964 or earlier) is/are being addressed (you may choose more than one): A.

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