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Design Concepts in Nutritional Epidemiology

Barrie M. Margetts and Michael Nelson


This book provides a practical guide to the understanding, interpretation, and application of the principles of nutritional epidemiology, set in the context of public health nutrition. Relating dietary and nutritional exposures to health outcomes requires a rigorous approach to measurement of both the key exposure and outcome variables of interest and also the associated measurement errors. Moreover, the analysis of such data requires appropriate statistical approaches that take into account sampling, measurement techniques, and the role of confounders in the context of specific study designs. ... More

Keywords: nutrition, epidemiology, nutritional epidemiology, study design, measurement, measurement error, biomarkers, dietary assessment, validation, food consumption

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Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780192627391
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192627391.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barrie M. Margetts, editor
University of Southampton

Michael Nelson, editor
King's College, London

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Part A The scientific concepts underlying study design

1. Overview of the principles of nutritional epidemiology

Barrie M. Margetts, and Michael Nelson

6. Assessment of food consumption and nutrient intake

Michael Nelson, and Sheila A. Bingham

7. Biochemical markers of nutrient intake

Chris J. Bates, David I. Thurnham, Sheila A. Bingham, Barrie M. Margetts, and Michael Nelson

9. Socio-demographic and psycho-social variables

Sally Macintyre, and Annie Anderson

10. Anthropometric measures

Stanley J. Ulijaszek

11. Gene–nutrient interactions in nutritional epidemiology

Lenore Kohlmeier, David DeMarini, and Walter Piegorsch

Part C The design of nutritional epidemiological studies

12. Ecological studies

Janet E. Hiller, and Anthony J. McMichael

14. Cohort studies

Michael L. Burr

15. Case-control studies

Hazel Inskip, and David Coggon

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