Chapter 6 : Stratification and Refinement of Data in Epidemiologic Investigations

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This chapter discusses the molecular epidemiologic approaches used to identify determinants of infectious disease distribution and transmission. Several examples from reported studies are used to illustrate this concept. In particular, the examples focus on epidemiologic investigations that (i) describe the dynamics of infectious disease transmission in community settings, (ii) identify and quantify attributable risk in a community, (iii) refine analytical study designs to make inferences, and (iv) create opportunities to identify new intervention options.

Citation: Riley L. 2004. Stratification and Refinement of Data in Epidemiologic Investigations, p 149-173. In Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817688.ch6
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