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Unformatted text preview: njury, limitation of activity Mortality Active life expectancy Mental illness, suicide, drug addiction Health Related States or Outcomes Health Related States or Outcomes Healthrelated states or events Epidemiology involves study of disease states (e.g., cholera, influenza, pneumonia) Epidemiology also involves events Epidemiology also involves behaviors and conditions associated with health injury, drug abuse, and suicide physical activity, nutrition, seat belt use, and provision and use of health services Morbidity and Mortality Morbidity and Mortality Morbiditydesignates illness. Mortalityrefers to deaths that occur in a population or other group. Note that most measures of morbidity and mortality are defined for specific types of morbidity or causes of death. Aims of Epidemiology Aims of Epidemiology To describe the health status of populations: (often equated with Needs Assessments) To explain the etiology of disease: Enumerate cases, frequencies within subgroups, important trends, descriptive epidemiol...
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- Spring '08