Chapter 3. Epidemiology

  1. Anthony Seaton CBE, BA, MD, FRCP, FRCPE, FFOM, FMedSci1,2,
  2. Douglas Seaton MD, FRCP3 and
  3. The late A. Gordon Leitch Bsc, MB, PhD, FRCPE, FCCP
  1. Anthony Seaton

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470695999.ch3

Crofton and Douglas's Respiratory Diseases, Fifth Edition

Crofton and Douglas's Respiratory Diseases, Fifth Edition

How to Cite

Seaton, A. (2000) Epidemiology, in Crofton and Douglas's Respiratory Diseases, Fifth Edition (eds A. Seaton, D. Seaton and A. G. Leitch), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470695999.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Environmental & Occupational Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

  2. 2

    Honorary Consultant Physician, Aberdeen Royal Hospital NHS Trust

  3. 3

    Consultant Physician, Department of Respiratory Medicine, The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, Suffolk, England

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780865428577

Online ISBN: 9780470695999

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Keywords:

  • epidemiology;
  • pneumonia;
  • disease;
  • diagnosis;
  • research workers

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Some Principles in Planning an Epidemiological Study

  • Some Definitions

  • Epidemiological Study Designs

  • Standardized Methods in the Epidemiology of Respiratory Disease

  • Screening for Disease

  • Determination of the Cause of Disease

  • General Reading

  • References