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Epidemiology

Key to Public Health

  • Covers in a comprehensive fashion infectious and noninfectious disease epidemiology

  • Offers a completely unified and coherent approach to epidemiology making it ideal for teaching

  • Presents case studies for the Vietnamese Health infrastructure and culture

Textbook

Part of the Statistics for Biology and Health book series (SBH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Klaus Krickeberg, Pham Van Trong, Pham Thi My Hanh
    Pages 1-10
  3. Klaus Krickeberg, Pham Van Trong, Pham Thi My Hanh
    Pages 11-19
  4. Klaus Krickeberg, Pham Van Trong, Pham Thi My Hanh
    Pages 21-28
  5. Klaus Krickeberg, Pham Van Trong, Pham Thi My Hanh
    Pages 29-37
  6. Klaus Krickeberg, Pham Van Trong, Pham Thi My Hanh
    Pages 39-47
  7. Klaus Krickeberg, Pham Van Trong, Pham Thi My Hanh
    Pages 49-54
  8. Klaus Krickeberg, Pham Van Trong, Pham Thi My Hanh
    Pages 55-63
  9. Klaus Krickeberg, Pham Van Trong, Pham Thi My Hanh
    Pages 65-69
  10. Klaus Krickeberg, Pham Van Trong, Pham Thi My Hanh
    Pages 71-75
  11. Klaus Krickeberg, Pham Van Trong, Pham Thi My Hanh
    Pages 77-86
  12. Klaus Krickeberg, Pham Van Trong, Pham Thi My Hanh
    Pages 87-95
  13. Klaus Krickeberg, Pham Van Trong, Pham Thi My Hanh
    Pages 97-109
  14. Klaus Krickeberg, Pham Van Trong, Pham Thi My Hanh
    Pages 111-123
  15. Klaus Krickeberg, Pham Van Trong, Pham Thi My Hanh
    Pages 125-136
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    Pages 137-146
  17. Klaus Krickeberg, Pham Van Trong, Pham Thi My Hanh
    Pages 147-150
  18. Klaus Krickeberg, Pham Van Trong, Pham Thi My Hanh
    Pages 151-154
  19. Klaus Krickeberg, Pham Van Trong, Pham Thi My Hanh
    Pages 155-163
  20. Klaus Krickeberg, Pham Van Trong, Pham Thi My Hanh
    Pages 165-175

About this book

Introduction

​This unique textbook presents the field of modern epidemiology as a whole; it does not restrict itself to particular aspects. It stresses the fundamental ideas and their role in any situation of epidemiologic practice. Its structure is largely determined by didactic viewpoints.

Epidemiology is the art of defining and investigating the influence of factors on the health of populations. Hence the book starts by sketching the role of epidemiology in public health. It then treats the epidemiology of many particular diseases; mathematical modelling of epidemics and immunity; health information systems; statistical methods and sample surveys; clinical epidemiology including clinical trials; nutritional, environmental, social, and genetic epidemiology; and the habitual tools of epidemiologic studies. The book also reexamines the basic difference between the epidemiology of infectious diseases and that of non-infectious ones.

The organization of the topics by didactic aspects makes the book ideal for teaching.  All examples and case studies are situated in a single country, namely Vietnam; this provides a particularly vivid picture of the role of epidemiology in shaping the health of a population. It can easily be adapted to other developing or transitioning countries.

This volume is well suited for courses on epidemiology and public health at the upper undergraduate and graduate levels, while its specific examples make it appropriate for those who teach these fields in developing or emerging countries.


 New to this edition, in addition to minor revisions of almost all chapters:

•    Updated data about infectious and non-infectious diseases

•    An expanded discussion of genetic epidemiology

•    A new chapter, based on recent research of the authors, on how to build a coherent system of Public Health by using the insights provided by this volume.


 

Keywords

Biostatistics Epidemiology Public Health community studies cohort studies clinical trials health information systems

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Grosser Kamp 4BielefeldGermany
  2. 2.Faculty of Public HealthThai Binh Medical UniversityThai BinhVietnam
  3. 3.Faculty of Public HealthThai Binh Medical UniversityThai BinhVietnam

About the authors

Klaus Krickeberg was a professor at the Université Paris 5 René Descartes from 1974 until his retirement in 1998.  His research focuses on dimensional theory, probability theory, stochastic geometry, geometric statistics, epidemiology (especially tropical diseases) and health information systems. In Paris, he began to study Vietnamese history and culture and, starting in 2006, led public health projects in Laos and Vietnam on behalf of a foundation. He has also worked in similar projects for UNICEF, the EU and GTZ in Vietnam and Cambodia. Krickeberg holds a doctorate from the University of Berlin. A former editor of the Journal of Probability and Related Fields, he also served on the council of the International Statistics Institute (ISI) and  chaired the ISI Committee on Statistics in Developing Countries.




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Reviews

“It is best suited for physicians who will likely not need to perform large epidemiological studies. … It is most suitable as an introductory book, used in combination with a more in-depth textbook or practical experience.” (Allison Dykstra, Doody's Book Reviews, November 22, 2019)