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Modem Epidemiology.

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By Rothman Kenneth J.. , 358 pages. Little, Brown and Company; , Boston: , 1986.. $39.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1987;106(5):789. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-106-5-789_1
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Until recently few books in epidemiology have presented the principles and methods of current practice. Unlike other recent advanced books, this one offers more of an epidemiologic than statistical approach to research questions, study design, and data analysis.

Because of the book's reliance, when possible, on narrative description rather than on mathematical notation, the advanced methods presented can be recommended to the clinician who does not have extensive quantitative training. Many difficult concepts are well illustrated by simple numeric examples from actual studies. The discussions of epidemiologic measures, study design, matching, confounding, and interaction are particularly well presented.For the most


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