© 1995

Biostatistics and Epidemiology

A Primer for Health Professionals


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller
    Pages 1-16
  3. Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller
    Pages 17-26
  4. Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller
    Pages 27-84
  5. Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller
    Pages 85-117
  6. Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller
    Pages 118-128
  7. Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller
    Pages 129-146
  8. Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller
    Pages 147-155
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 156-185

About this book


Biostatistics and Epidemiology: A Primer for Health Professionals focuses on the underlying framework of the field and offers practical guidelines for research and interpretation. In addition to major sections devoted to statistics and epidemiology, the book includes a comprehensive exploration of the scientific method, probability, and clinical trials. New to the second edition are: -a reorganization of the material -new information on survival analysis such as the Cox proportional hazards model -topics in nonparametric statistics -expanded discussion of probability and its applications in epidemiology -an entirely new chapter on areas relevant to behavioral research and change scores, reliability, validity, and responsiveness -new appendices providing specific and clear instructions on how to carry out several additional statistical calculations and tests Biostatistics and Epidemiology describes principles and methods applicable to medicine, public health, allied health, psychology and education and will be useful not only to physicians doing clinical as well as basic science research, but also to students at undergraduate, graduate and medical school levels.


Parametric statistics Survival analysis biostatistics correlation epidemiology health

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Albert Einstein College of MedicineDepartment of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Division of Epidemiology and BiostatisticsBronxUSA

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