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Biostatistics for Population Health: A Primer

  • Lisa M Sullivan
  • ISBN-10: 1284194264
  • ISBN-13: 9781284194265
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2021 Published
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About the Product

Written for undergraduate and graduate students with little or no mathematical background, Biostatistics for Population Health: A Primer offers current and future health professionals a clear, and accessible approach to learning the basic tools and techniques necessary to conduct biostatistical analyses and the professional confidence to critically evaluate and interpret biostatistical findings. Each unit begins with a contemporary population health issue (e.g., the opioid crisis, physical inactivity among children, diabetes) and raises questions that require the use of techniques discussed in that unit. Each technique, in turn, is illustrated with realistic, contemporary examples (e.g. vaping) to pique student interest. By the end of the unit, students are encouraged to apply the techniques to address the questions that were raised.


  • Contemporary, realistic examples and straightforward approach makes material accessible to students with minimal background.

  • Statistical and mathematical notation is kept to a minimum with focus on application and interpretation.

  • Key points summarized at the end of each unit and a comprehensive glossary provide helpful references for students

  • Concise length makes this text an easy and affordable supplement for a variety of courses..

  • The instructor guide offers helpful suggestions and resources to engage students and encourage active learning.

  • An accompanying test bank provides students the opportunity to build skills, intuition and confidence.

Table of Contents

Unit I: Summarizing Data for Decision Making
Unit II: Associations Between Two Variables
Unit III: Multivariable Analysis