By John M. Last
Dictionary making by no means ends simply because languages are constantly altering. primary through the international, this ebook will proceed to function the normal English-language dictionary of epidemiology in its Fourth variation. It covers all of the universal phrases utilized in epidemiology and plenty of from comparable fields comparable to biostatistics, infectious sickness regulate, health and wellbeing promoting, genetics, scientific epidemiology, well-being economics, and scientific ethics. The definitions are transparent and concise, yet there's area for a few short essays and discussions of the provenance of significant phrases. subsidized through the overseas Epidemiological organization, the dictionary represents the consensus of epidemiologists in lots of diverse international locations. the entire definitions have been reviewed time and again via a world community of members from each significant department of epidemiology. they're authoritative with out being authoritarian. The Fourth variation comprises good over one hundred fifty new entries and vast revisions of concerning the similar variety of definitions, plus a dozen new illustrations. a number of the new phrases relate to tools utilized in environmental and scientific epidemiology.
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A de jure census assigns persons according to their usual place of residence at the time of enumeration. CENSUS TRACT An area for which details of population structure are separately tabulated at a periodic census; normally it is the smallest unit of analysis of census tabulations. Census tracts are chosen because they have well-defined boundaries, sometimes the same as local political jurisdictions, sometimes defined by conspicuous geographical features such as main roads, rivers. , into city blocks, but published tables do not contain details to this level.
The term was made popular by Karl Pearson (1857-1936), who founded the journal Biometrika. , the French man Pierre-Charles-Alexandre Louis (17871872)—preceded him. BIOSTATISTICS Application of STATISTICS to biological problems. The term is considered by many biomedical scientists to mean the application of statistics specifically to medical problems, but its real meaning is broader. BIRTH CERTIFICATE Official, legal document recording details of a live birth, usually comprising name, date, place, identity of parents, and sometimes additional information such as birth weight.
For instance, prevalence can be expressed in terms of incidence and duration in the simple approximation. P = I X D. If two of these three elements are known, the third can be derived. See also SYMMETRICAL RELATIONSHIP. , nonrandom mating. ASYMMETRICAL ASSOCIATION See ASSOCIATION, ASYMMETRICAL. ASYMPTOTIC Pertaining to a limiting value, for example, of a dependent variable, when the independent variable approaches zero or infinity. See LARGE SAMPLE METHOD. , an exponential or reciprocal exponential curve.
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