Chapter 14. Epidemiology

  1. Kerry Gardiner BSc, PhD, Dip. Occup. Hyg., FFOH1,2 and
  2. J. Malcolm Harrington CBE, BSc, MSc, MD, FRCP, FFOMI, MFPH, FMedSci3
  1. J. Malcolm Harrington

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755075.ch14

Occupational Hygiene, Third Edition

Occupational Hygiene, Third Edition

How to Cite

Harrington, J. M. (2005) Epidemiology, in Occupational Hygiene, Third Edition (eds K. Gardiner and J. M. Harrington), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470755075.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Occupational Health, the Medical School, the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

  2. 2

    International Occupational Health Ltd, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK

  3. 3

    Emeritus Professor of Occupational Medicine, the University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405106214

Online ISBN: 9780470755075



  • epidemiology;
  • death certificates;
  • morbidity;
  • health outcome;
  • causation


The prelims comprise:

  • Introduction

  • Sources of data

  • Measures of exposure and health outcome

  • Causation or association

  • Study design

  • Which type of study do I use?

  • Practical aspects of the field survey

  • Shortcomings in the epidemiological method

  • Appraising an epidemiological study

  • Conclusions

  • Reference

  • Further reading