Public health deals with the prevention of disease, disability, and de ath in human populations. Statistics, the science of finding underlyin g patterns by analyzing variability and errors in collected data, is e ssential to understanding problems of disease in human populations bec ause of widespread variation in social systems and biology. Other quan titative methods (e.g., economics, decision theory, deterministic math ematics) now form integral parts of the scientific basis of priority-s etting and evaluation in public ...

Statistics in Public Health 1998, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195114980