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Assessing Health Risks in Populations

T. Kue Young

in Population Health: Concepts and Methods

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195158540
eISBN:
9780199864379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158540.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter defines risk and reviews the concepts of causation from Aristotle, Hume, Mill, Koch, and Bradford Hill to Rothman; the use of ratio and difference measures in quantifying association; ... More


Measuring the population impact

Richard F. Heller

in Evidence for Population Health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198529743
eISBN:
9780191723919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529743.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reports on a number of ways to examine the impact of risk factors and intervention benefits on the population as a whole. It begins with a new set of “population impact measures” which ... More


Interpreting Epidemiologic Evidence and Causal Inference in Obesity Research

Frank B. Hu

in Obesity Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195312911
eISBN:
9780199865260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195312911.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses key conceptual issues related to interpretation of epidemiologic evidence and inferences of causation in obesity research. It begins by discussing the role of randomized ... More


Epidemiologic Study Designs

Tamar Lasky

in Epidemiologic Principles and Food Safety

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195172638
eISBN:
9780199865727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172638.003.07
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

In order to prevent food-borne illnesses, lessons learned from individual outbreaks must be aggregated to identify key opportunities for intervention. Generalizing about food-borne outbreaks is ... More


Child Labor and Schooling

Mouez Soussi and Donia Smaali Bouhlila

in The Tunisian Labor Market in an Era of Transition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198799863
eISBN:
9780191864698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799863.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter provides evidence on the extent of child labor in Tunisia, its determinants and its impact on schooling. It shows that 5.87 percent of the target population are involved in work, a rate ... More


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