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Design Concepts in Nutritional Epidemiology
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Design Concepts in Nutritional Epidemiology

Barrie M. Margetts and Michael Nelson

Abstract

This book provides a practical guide to the understanding, interpretation, and application of the principles of nutritional epidemiology, set in the context of public health nutrition. Relating dietary and nutritional exposures to health outcomes requires a rigorous approach to measurement of both the key exposure and outcome variables of interest and also the associated measurement errors. Moreover, the analysis of such data requires appropriate statistical approaches that take into account sampling, measurement techniques, and the role of confounders in the context of specific study designs. ... More

Keywords: nutrition, epidemiology, nutritional epidemiology, study design, measurement, measurement error, biomarkers, dietary assessment, validation, food consumption

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780192627391
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192627391.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barrie M. Margetts, editor
University of Southampton

Michael Nelson, editor
King's College, London

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