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close this bookManual of Epidemiology for District Health Management (WHO; 1989; 202 pages)
View the documentForeword - A.O. Lucas
View the documentPreface and acknowledgements
open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER 1. District Health Management
open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER 2. Epidemiological Principles
open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER 3. District Population
open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER 4. Epidemiological Health Information
open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER 5. Reporting and Surveillance Systems
open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER 6. Controlling an Epidemic
open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER 7. Epidemiological Surveys
open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER 8. Organizing Investigations and Surveys
open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER 9. Record Forms and Coding
open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER 10. Data Processing and Analysis
open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER 11. Presenting Health Information
open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER 12. Communicating Health Information
open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER 13. Epidemiology and District Health Planning
View the documentCHAPTER 14. A B C of Definitions and Terms
View the documentAPPENDIX 1. Ethical guidelines for epidemiological investigations
View the documentAPPENDIX 2. Estimating sample size for a prevalence studya
View the documentAPPENDIX 3. Using random numbers
View the documentAPPENDIX 4. Organizing an epidemiological survey
View the documentAPPENDIX 5. Screening and diagnostic tests
View the documentAPPENDIX 6. Age standardization
View the documentBack cover

Manual of Epidemiology for District Health Management

Edited by

J.P. Vaughan

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
London, England


R.H. Morrow

UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases
World Health Organization
Geneva, Switzerland

World Health Organization

WHO Library Cataloguing in Publication Data

Manual of epidemiology for district management.

1. Epidemiologic methods
2. Epidemiology
3. Community health services-organization & administration

I. Vaughan, J.P. II. Morrow, R.H.

ISBN 92 4 154404 X (NLM Classification: WA 950)

© World Health Organization 1989

Reprinted 1991,1993,1998, 2000

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