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Has statistics made us healthier? The role of statistics in public health feature

  • Authors: Joanna Carpenter
  • Published Date: Jul 17, 2013

Public health – defined as the science and art of prolonging life, preventing disease and preventing disability through the organized efforts of society by the UK Faculty of Public Health – has...

ONS examines good health and disability within the UK news

  • Authors: Mike Smith
  • Published Date: Feb 20, 2014

The Office for National Statistics has today released statistics on how age and area influence ‘Good’ health among disabled people, drawing information from the 2011 census. Self-reported general...

Thomas A. Louis Appointed to Lead US Census Bureau Research Directorate news

  • Published Date: Aug 13, 2012

Johns Hopkins University professor Thomas A. Louis has been appointed as the new associate director for research and methodology and chief scientist at the US Census Bureau. Dr Louis will take on his...

A World Bank Data Dive - Visualizing Environmental Health and Child Mortality in 2013 feature

  • Authors: Lillian Pierson P.E.
  • Published Date: Mar 14, 2014

The World Bank has recently published The Little Green Data Book 2013. Visualizing the statistics published in this book gives an eye-opening view into environmental health trends and living...

Bias and Causation: Models and Judgment for Valid Comparisons book

  • Authors: Herbert I. Weisberg
  • Published Date: Aug 27, 2010

A one-of-a-kind resource on identifying and dealing with bias in statistical research on causal effects Do cell phones cause cancer? Can a new curriculum increase student achievement? Determining what...

Randomized Controlled Trials in Public Policy: An interview with Professor David Torgerson feature

  • Authors: Joanna Carpenter
  • Published Date: Sep 01, 2013

Professor David Torgerson, Director of the York Trials Unit, joined the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York in 1995 and became the Director of the York Trials Unit in 2002....

Combating Bovine TB – Statistician models Tuberculosis Cross-Infection between Cattle and Badgers feature

  • Authors: Lillian Pierson P.E.
  • Published Date: May 21, 2014

Bovine Tuberculosis (TB) is a huge and costly problem around the world, especially in Great Britain. The disease is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis). This strain of bacteria also...

Applied Survival Analysis: Regression Modeling of Time to Event Data, 2nd Edition book

  • Authors: David W. Hosmer, Jr., Stanley Lemeshow, Susanne May
  • Published Date: Apr 15, 2008

THE MOST PRACTICAL, UP-TO-DATE GUIDE TO MODELLING AND ANALYZING TIME-TO-EVENT DATA—NOW IN A VALUABLE NEW EDITION Since publication of the first edition nearly a decade ago, analyses using...

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