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Secondary Data Sources for Public Health

Secondary Data Sources for Public Health
A Practical Guide

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Part of Practical Guides to Biostatistics and Epidemiology

  • Date Published: April 2007
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521870016

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  • Secondary data analysis plays an increasingly important role in epidemiology and public health research and practice, but many difficulties confront researchers and analysts who wish to use secondary data to address a research or policy question. This practical guide is the only book to provide both an introduction to secondary data analysis and a list of major sources of secondary data in the United States. Entries for each data source include the focus of the data, years available, data collection process used, and directions about how to access the data and supporting materials.

    • Discussion of issues involved in secondary data analysis
    • Focused specifically on epidemiology and public health
    • Enumeration of major sources of epidemiologic and public health data in the United States
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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2007
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521870016
    • length: 164 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 179 x 9 mm
    • weight: 0.456kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. An introduction to secondary data analysis
    2. Health service utilization data
    3. Health behaviors and risk factors data
    4. Data on multiple health topics
    5. Fertility and mortality data
    6. Medicare and Medicaid data
    7. Other sources of data.

  • Author

    Sarah Boslaugh, Washington University, St Louis
    Sarah Boslaugh received her PhD from the City University of New York and her MPH from Saint Louis University. She is currently a Performance Research Analyst for BJC Healthcare in Saint Louis, MO, and has previously worked as a biostatistician and methodologist at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, and Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis. She has also written An Intermediate Guide to SPSS Programming: Using Syntax for Data Management and is editing the Encyclopedia of Epidemiology.

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