Chapter 2. Routine Data Sources and Descriptive Epidemiology

  1. Nigel Bruce,
  2. Daniel Pope and
  3. Debbi Stanistreet

Published Online: 15 JUL 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470725337.ch2

Quantitative Methods for Health Research: A Practical Interactive Guide to Epidemiology and Statistics

Quantitative Methods for Health Research: A Practical Interactive Guide to Epidemiology and Statistics

How to Cite

Bruce, N., Pope, D. and Stanistreet, D. (2008) Routine Data Sources and Descriptive Epidemiology, in Quantitative Methods for Health Research: A Practical Interactive Guide to Epidemiology and Statistics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470725337.ch2

Author Information

  1. Division of Public Health, University of Liverpool, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2008
  2. Published Print: 27 JUN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470022740

Online ISBN: 9780470725337

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Keywords:

  • routine data sources and descriptive epidemiology;
  • health information - routine collection;
  • information on environment;
  • descriptive epidemiology in action;
  • epidemiological study designs;
  • displaying, describing and presenting data;
  • self-assessment exercises

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction and learning objectives

  • Routine collection of health information

  • Descriptive epidemiology

  • Information on the environment

  • Displaying, describing and presenting data

  • Summary of routinely available data

  • Descriptive epidemiology in action

  • Overview of epidemiological study designs

  • Answers to self-assessment exercises