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Multivariate Methods in Epidemiology
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Multivariate Methods in Epidemiology

Theodore R. Holford

Abstract

Epidemiology provides the scientific basis for much of public health practice, and the revolution in health care and disease prevention indicates that the demand for valuable results from this field will continue to grow. Sound epidemiologic research requires a solid statistical basis for both study design and data analysis. As knowledge about the underlying causes of disease increases, we often see that they have multiple causes, so it is often not possible to limit conclusions to a single factor. Therefore a multivariate approach to data analysis is an essential part of epidemiologic researc ... More

Keywords: public health practice, disease prevention, statistics, multivariate approach, disease process, epidemiological data analysis, parametric approaches, semi-parametric approaches

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780195124408
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124408.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Theodore R. Holford, author
Yale University School of Medicine