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PBH 202-001 Chapter 1 Study Questions & Exercises 1. Define the following terms: a. Epidemic is the occurrence of an illness, or specific health related behavior, or health related event that happens in a community or region in the excess of normal expectancy. b. Pandemic is an epidemic that occurs worldwide, over a very large area, crossing borders and usually affecting large numbers of people. c. Epidemiology is concerned with the distribution and determinants of health and diseases, morbidity, injuries, disability, and mortality in populations. 2. Name and discuss three of the key characteristics of epidemiology. I. Population focus: focuses on who was infected and where. II. Distribution: focuses on the age, gender, and other subgroups of the affected population. III. Determinants: focuses on the exposers (causes). 6. Distinguish between the descriptive and analytic approaches to epidemiology. Descriptive epidemiology epidemiologic studies that are concerned with characterizing the amount and
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