. "C Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Definitions." Review of the Worker and Public Health Activities Program Administered by the Department of Energy and the Department of Health and Human Services. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2006.
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Review of the Worker and Public Health Activities Program Administered by the Department of Energy and the Department of Health and Human Services
CI (confidence interval): Interval estimate of an unknown parameter such as a risk; 95% CI, as an example, is constructed from a procedure that is theoretically successful in capturing the parameter of interest in 95% of its applications. Confidence limits are the end points of a confidence interval
CIC: Community Involvement Committee (LANL)
CLL: Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
COWG: Communications and Outreach Workgroup (Oak Ridge)
DOE: U.S. Department of Energy
Dose: Short name for absorbed dose (1 Gy = 1 J/kg) and also for equivalent dose, effective dose, and weighted dose (1 Sv = 1 J/kg)
EEOICPA: Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act
EPA: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Epidemiology: Study of the determinants of the frequency of disease in humans.The two main types of epidemiologic studies of chronic disease are cohort (or follow-up) studies and case-control studies
EPR: Electron paramagnetic resonance
ERDA: Energy Research and Development Administration
ERR: Estimated excess relative risk. The rate of disease in an exposed population divided by the rate of disease in an unexposed population minus 1.0.
ES&H: Office of Environment, Safety and Health (DOE)
ETTP: East Tennessee Technology Park
Exposure: Condition of having contact with a physical or chemical agent
FACA: Federal Advisory Committee Act
FWMSP: Former Worker Medical Surveillance Program (DOE)