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Epidemiology has been defined as, the study of the distribution and determinants of health-related states or events in specific populationsand now includes chronic diseases, such as cancer and cardiovascular disease ( Stanhope & Lancaster, 2008 p. 243). The five leading causes of death in North County range from heart disease, and stroke to accidents and Nurse Smith use biostatistics to review and analyze public health concepts and issues in order to prepare care plans for the aggregate.... View Full Document

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