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Document ID (ISN)104841
CIS number 06-316
Year 2004
Convention or series no. I
Title Epidemiological surveillance of mortality and investigation of spatial and temporal clusters of cases. General principles and necessary data
Original title Surveillance épidémiologique de la mortalité et investigation d'agrégats spatio-temporels en entreprise. Principes généraux et données nécessaires [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de veille sanitaire, 12, rue du Val d'Osne, 94415 Saint-Maurice cedex, France, June 2004. 40p. Illus. 26 ref.
Internet access http://www.invs.sante.fr/publications/2004/surveillance_mortalite/surv_mortalite.pdf [in French]
Abstract The purpose of this methodological guide is to facilitate and to promote epidemiological surveillance of workers by conducting systematic epidemiological studies of medical causes of death and by investigating suspected clusters of cases. The major steps of mortality and incidence studies are presented, namely: constitution of a cohort; collection of mortality and incidence data; statistical methods used to calculate standardized mortality ratios (SMR) and standardized incidence ratios (SIR). Two mortality studies and one incidence study are provided as examples.
Descriptors (primary) France; medical supervision; epidemiology; mortality
Descriptors (secondary) case study; glossary; frequency rates; description of technique
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Epidemiology