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Research and Statistics

  • Sitratullah O. Kukoyi-MaiyegunEmail author
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Abstract

Medical statistics deals with the application of statistics to medicine and the health sciences, including epidemiology, public health, forensic medicine, and clinical research.

Keywords

Randomized controlled trials Cohort studies Case-control studies Case studies Meta-analyses Validity Sensitivity Specificity Odds ratio (OR) 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PediatricsPaul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Science CenterEl PasoUSA

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