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By John M. Last

Dictionary making by no means ends simply because languages are consistently altering. everyday during the international, this publication will proceed to function the traditional English-language dictionary of epidemiology in its Fourth version. It covers the entire universal phrases utilized in epidemiology and lots of from comparable fields akin to biostatistics, infectious affliction keep watch over, future health merchandising, genetics, medical epidemiology, health and wellbeing economics, and clinical ethics. The definitions are transparent and concise, yet there's area for a few short essays and discussions of the provenance of vital phrases. backed via the overseas Epidemiological organization, the dictionary represents the consensus of epidemiologists in lots of diverse international locations. all of the definitions have been reviewed again and again by means of a world community of members from each significant department of epidemiology. they're authoritative with out being authoritarian. The Fourth variation includes good over a hundred and fifty new entries and titanic revisions of concerning the similar variety of definitions, plus a dozen new illustrations. the various new phrases relate to tools utilized in environmental and medical epidemiology.

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For instance, chemical poisoning that is slowly but inexorably fatal may cause many persons to develop the disease over a relatively short period of time, but the deaths may not occur until some years later and may be spread over a period of years during which there are no new cases. , one year; or of longer duration still. The term case fatality rate is then better replaced by a term such as survival rate or by the use of a survivorship table. See also ATTACK RATE; SURVIVORSHIP STUDY. CASE-FINDING 1.

1 'Adapted from Chin J, ed. Control of Communicable Disease Manual, 17th ed. Washington, DC: American Public Health Association, 2000. CARRYING CAPACITY An estimate of the numbers of people that a nation, region, or the planet can sustain. CARTOGRAM A diagrammatic map on which epidemiologic or statistical information is presented visually; examples include ISODEMOGRAPHIC and CHOROPLETH maps. CASE In epidemiology, a person in the population or study group identified as having the particular disease, health disorder, or condition under investigation.

An association is present if the probability of occurrence of an event or characteristic, or the quantity of a variable, depends upon the occurrence of one or more other events, the presence of one or more other characteristics, or the quantity of one or more other variables. The association between two variables is described as positive when higher values of a variable are associated with higher values of another variable. In a negative association, the occurrence of higher values of one variable is associated with lower values of the other variable.

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