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Introductory Biostatistics

ISBN: 978-0-471-41816-0
552 pages
March 2003
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  • Provides many real-data sets in various fields in the form of examples at at the end of all twelve chapters in the form of exercises.
  • Covers all of the nuts and bolts of biostatistics in a user-friendly style that motivates readers.
  • Contains notes on computations at the end of most chapters, covering the use of Excel, SAS, and others.
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Table of Contents


Descriptive Methods for Categorical Data.

Descriptive Methods for Continuous Data.

Probability and Probability Models.

Estimation of Parameters.

Introduction to Statistical Tests of Significance.

Comparison of Population Proportions.

Comparison of Population Means.

Correlation and Regression.

Logistic Regression.

Methods for Count Data.

Analysis of Survival Data and Data from Matched Studies.

Study Designs.



Answers to Selected Exercises.


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Author Information

CHAP T. LE, PhD, is Distinguished University Teaching Professor and the Director of Biostatistics at the Comprehensive Cancer Center of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. His other books include Health and Numbers: Basic Biostatistical Methods, Applied Survival Analysis, Applied Categorical Data Analysis, and Health and Numbers: A Problems-Based Introduction to Biostatistics, Second Edition, all from Wiley.
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"Students from health, medical, pharmacy, and nursing will find…[this book] extremely useful." (Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, September 2005)

"…well written…a great text for students entering the biomedical field as well as a reference for professionals…" (Statistical Methods in Medical Research, Vol. 14, 2005)

"…Each chapter is equipped with a set of exercises…" (Zentralblatt Math, Vol.1038, No.13, 2004)

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