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Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology
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Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology

Germaine M. Buck Louis and Robert W. Platt

Abstract

This book provides an overview of reproductive and perinatal epidemiology with the goal of providing the reader with a working knowledge of both the substantive and methodologic issues underlying this exciting avenue of study. A conceptual paradigm for reproductive and perinatal epidemiology is presented to define the field and its spectrum of possible study outcomes, followed by an overview of the relevant sensitive windows for study and substantive and methodologic issues underlying key study outcomes ranging from human fecundity to adverse birth outcomes. Emerging conceptual and methodolo ... More

Keywords: epidemiology, fecundity, fertility, development, maternal morbidity, maternal mortality, methods, perinatal, pregnancy, reproduction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195387902
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387902.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Germaine M. Buck Louis, author
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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Robert W. Platt, author
Departments of Pediatrics and of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University
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