Designed specially for undergraduate students in medicine, pharmacy and nursing, this compact text, oriented completely to the medical aspects, skillfully analyzes the fundamentals of Biostatistics. The book begins with discussions on Biostatistics in health and diseases, types of data, and methods of data collection. Then it goes on to give a detailed description of fertility and demography indicators, indicators of social and mental health, sampling, standard error and confidence interval, as well as the principles of statistical tests. The study concludes with a discussion on parametric and non-parametric tests, chi-square tests, regression and correlation, and sample size in medical studies.
• Gives key terms and concepts at the beginning of each chapter.
• Provides relevant medical examples to illustrate the methods discussed.
• Has large number of exercises—numerical, MCQs and true/false—at the end of each chapter.
• Gives solutions to exercises. Aspirants of PG entrance and USMLE examinations should also find the book extremely useful.