Symposium on emerging statistical issues in public health for the 21st century - preface.
Stat Med 2001 May; 20(9-10):1307-1308
This symposium, 'Emerging statistical issues in public health for the 21st century', is the seventh in a series of statistical methods symposia that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) have sponsored since 1988. Previous symposia were 'Statistics in surveillance' (1988), 'Clustering and health events' (1989), 'Statistical methods for evaluation of intervention and prevention strategies' (1990), 'Quantitative methods for utilization of multi-source data in public health' (1993), 'Small area statistics in public health' (1995) and 'Statistical bases for public health decision making' (1997). As increasingly sophisticated methods of data collection and analysis have become available, the importance of statistical and other analytic methods in understanding and preventing disease, injury and other unhealthy conditions has become more evident. The aim of these symposia has been to provide a forum for presenting current research in statistical methodology and innovative applications of statistical methods.
Statistical-analysis; Public-health; Surveillance-programs; Disease-prevention; Injury-prevention
W. Karl Sieber, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 4476 Columbia Parkway, MS R-4, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, U.S.A.
Sieber-WK; Green-TA; Haugh-GS; Kresnow-MJ; Luman-ET; Wilson-HG
Statistics in Medicine