Chapter_5_Principles_of_Epidemiology

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Unformatted text preview: CHAPTER 5 PRINCIPLES OF EPIDEMIOLOGY EPIDEMIOLOGY  Focuses on health problems of populations rather than of individuals Cornerstone methodology of public health research Highly regarded in evidence-based medicine for identifying risk factors for disease and determining optimal treatment approaches to clinical practice EPIDEMIOLOGY  Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of health-related states and events in specified populations and the application of this study to the control of health problems EPIDEMIOLOGY  Distribution : who gets the disease, where its found, when did it occur, etc Determinants : Host factors: age, sex, race, genetic makeup, physiological status, etc Environmental factors: living conditions, occupation, geographical location, lifestyle, etc... EPIDEMIOLOGY EPIDEMIOLOGY CONCEPTS  How data about disease processes are obtained and analyzed Rates and Risks Case, vital statistics, risk, risk factor, relative risk Incidence and Prevalence THE EPIDEMIOLOGICAL...
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This note was uploaded on 05/07/2011 for the course HUEC 3116 taught by Professor Turri during the Spring '11 term at LSU.

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Chapter_5_Principles_of_Epidemiology - CHAPTER 5 PRINCIPLES...

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