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Geographical and Environmental EpidemiologyMethods for Small Area Studies$
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P. Elliott, J. Cuzick, D. English, and R. Stern

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780192622358

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622358.001.0001

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Environmental epidemiology: a historical perspective

Environmental epidemiology: a historical perspective

(p.253) 22 Environmental epidemiology: a historical perspective
Geographical and Environmental Epidemiology

B. Terracini

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the development of environmental epidemiology. The current trend is towards progressively larger hypothesis-based studies to increase statistical power and the sensitivity to detect causal associations. Assessment of causality has taken advantage over the proper use of multivariate analysis in studies measuring a relatively large number of potential confounders.

Keywords:   epidemiological studies, epidemiological research, environmental exposure, hypothesis-based studies

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