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Author:
Peter Cummings
Publisher: CRC Press
Copyright: 2019
ISBN-13: 978-0-3671-5206-2
Pages: 473; hardcover
Author:
Peter Cummings
Publisher: CRC Press
Copyright: 2019
ISBN-13:
Pages: 473; eBook
Author:
Peter Cummings
Publisher: CRC Press
Copyright: 2019
ISBN-13:
Pages: 473; Kindle

Comment from the Stata technical group

Peter Cumming's Analysis of Incidence Rates is a fundamental reference for those who want to understand the concepts related to incidence rates and use the resources and techniques available in the 21st century.

The classical reference for this topic, Breslow and Day's Statistical Methods in Cancer Research, was cutting edge when written more than 30 years ago, and it's still an important theoretical reference. However, since then, there have been many methodological advances that came with the availability of fast and powerful computers. For example, Breslow and Day recommend an ingenious manual approximation to the estimates from a Poisson regression, which today would be less flexible and less accurate than obtaining the maximum likelihood estimates with a specific sofware, but it's still present in the current literature.

Cumming's approach takes advantage of the resources available today and shows how to implement them using Stata.

The first part of the book explains theoretical concepts associated with risk ratios in an intuitive way, without relying too heavily on mathematical formulas. The book tackles the old confusion between odds ratios, rate ratios, and risk ratios in case—control analysis and explains direct and indirect standardizations, among other fundamental concepts.

Then, the book takes advantage of the poisson Stata command and other Stata features to show how to implement them in practice and discusses applied topics like how to adjust for covariates, marginal methods, and even Bayesian analysis.

The process is illustrated with numerous applied examples, using both real datasets and simulated data. Do-files to reproduce these examples are available online.

This book will be very helpful to epidemiologists, social scientists, and any researchers interested in the concept of incidence rates.

Reference: Breslow, N.E., and N.E. Day. 1987. Statistical Methods in Cancer Research. Volume II--The Design and Analysis of Cohort Studies. Lyon, France: International Agency for Research on Cancer.

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