Health and Numbers: A Problems-Based Introduction to Biostatistics

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Health & Numbers
A Problems-Based Introduction to Biostatistics
Second Edition
Chap T. Le, Ph.D.

Newly revised and updated, Health and Numbers, Second Edition serves as a concise introduction to basic statistical concepts and reasoning at a level suitable for a broad spectrum of students and professionals in medicine and allied health fields. This user-friendly resource uses real-life examples with real data to emphasize fundamental biostatistical concepts.

The book treats fundamental statistical methods with a practical, problems-based approach. It covers the nuts and bolts of elementary applied statistics for those who have no prior knowledge and experience in statistics. It provides an overview of basic ideas on standardization and rates and graphical techniques, offers more exercises than did the first edition, and features Microsoft Excel and SAS samples, and new chapters on comparisons of means and proportions, as well as regression and correlation techniques. Health and Numbers, Second Edition strikes a balance between principles and methods of calculation that is particularly useful for students in medicine and health-related fields who are struggling with required courses in biostatistics.

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User-friendly in its presentation, this concise text avoids dry language and complex formulas which can be intimidating. Illustrates the application of statistics by using examples drawn from published biomedical and epidemiological literature. Provides students with the tools to apply and interpret fundamental statistics by using proportions, rates, continuous measurement, ratios, confidence estimation, probability models and basic hypothesis testing. Self-study questions and exercises at the end of each chapter are also included.

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It's a thin book that gets students motivated, and helps them realize where they can get to and understand important health studies in the first one or two weeks.

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