Dictionary of epidemiology by Miquel Porta

By Miquel Porta

The recent, thoroughly revised, and up-to-date version of this vintage textual content --sponsored by way of the foreign Epidemiological organization (IEA) and formerly edited via John Last-- continues to be the definitive dictionary in epidemiology world wide. in truth, with contributions from over 220 epidemiologists and different clients of epidemiology from world wide, it's greater than a dictionary: it contains causes and reviews on either middle epidemiologic phrases and on different clinical phrases appropriate to all execs in scientific drugs and public future health, in addition to to pros within the different health and wellbeing, lifestyles, and social sciences. an individual looking readability on epidemiologic and methodological definitions very important to human healthiness will locate it right here. at the eve of a box journey to a overseas land, a healthiness scientist remarked that if he needed to restrict his specialist library to at least one quantity on epidemiology, this may be the publication he would select.

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See also unbiased estimator. BIAS OF INTERPRETATION See interpretive bias. 40,41 Given the limited properties of the BIF, even when properly applied to journals, and the well-known fact that scientific articles may have a wide spectrum of impacts (or none),41 it is clear that the cultural impact of the “impact factor” in the academic community has less to do with scientific rationality than with the sociology of scientific knowledge (and human nature). Attributing bibliometric indicators for journals to articles or to individual authors is a form of the ecological fallacy.

Sophisticated methodologies used in global burden of disease studies enable the combined measurement of mortality and non-fatal health outcomes, and provide comparable and comprehensive measures of population health across countries. They are also relevant to investigate the costs, efficacy, effectiveness, and other impacts of major health interventions applied in diverse settings.

Time interval between the birth of one offspring and the birth of the next offspring of the same mother. , the interval is closed by next pregnancy). BIRTH INTERVAL, OPEN This applies also to the population of women who gave birth to two or more living children, but it counts only birth intervals after completed pregnancies. BIRTH ORDER The ordinal number of a given live birth in relation to all previous live births of the same woman. Thus, 4 is the birth order of the fourth live birth occurring to the same woman.

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