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Causality in epidemiology.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23020541     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This article provides an introduction to the meaning of causality in epidemiology and methods that epidemiologists use to distinguish causal associations from non-causal ones. Alternatives to causal association are discussed in detail. Hill's guidelines, set forth approximately 50 years ago, and more recent developments are reviewed. The role of religious and philosophic views in our understanding of causality is briefly discussed.
Authors:
Farin Kamangar
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of Iranian medicine     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1735-3947     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Iran Med     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-01     Completed Date:  2013-02-04     Revised Date:  2013-05-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100889644     Medline TA:  Arch Iran Med     Country:  Iran    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  641-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
School of Community Health and Policy, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, USA. farin.kamangar@morgan.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Causality*
Epidemiologic Methods
Epidemiology*
Humans
Philosophy
Religion

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