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3-25 - Introduction to Physical Activity Epidemiology 1 We...

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Introduction to Physical Activity Epidemiology 1) We in the West are the first generations in human history in which the mass of the population has to deliberately exercise to be healthy- Jerry Morris. 2) What is Epidemiology? The study of the distribution and determinants of health and disease in human populations. Describe frequencies and types Groups with and at risk of disease Factors that influence their distribution Finding causes and preventing future cases 3) Most now focus on chronic disease. Used to focus on infectious disease. 4) Population vs. Clinical medicine a) Clinical medicine: focuses on the care of individuals (sick) and secondary and tertiary prevention b) Population Medicine: look up 5) U.s. Heart Attacks, 1991 a) Descriptive epidemiology: chart: number of heart attacks in the year old of people. Men are more likely that women to have heart attacks and as you get older, your chance goes up. b) U.s. trends: diagnosed diabetes: prevalence of people with diabetes goes up from year 1958 to 2006.
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