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Stephen Hansell, Ph.D. Department of Sociology Institute for Health Research http://sakai.rutgers.edu shansell@rci.rutgers.edu 609-203-2830
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EXAM Monday 2/21 9:50-11:10 Bring Pencils Know your RUID
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Class 7 More Epidemiology
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2. AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) a. AIDS transmitted only by social behavior b. Sexual transmission c. Parenteral transmission (under the skin) d. Perinatal transmission (mother to child)
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I. More uses of epidemiology A. Identify new disease syndromes 1. Lyme disease
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B. Search for Causes of health and illness 1. John Snow, 1854, Cholera 2. Malaria, Panama Canal, mosquitoes 1905 3. Smoking and heart disease, 1960’s 4. Food poisoning linked to antibiotics in cattle, 1990’s
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II. Epidemiology of high blood pressure (BP) A. Basic Facts 1. Silent Killer B. Group differences in high blood pressure 1. Blacks, Puerto Ricans, and Cuban and Mexican Americans tend to have higher BP 2. Lower education and income are associated with higher BP
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C. High blood pressure is a disease of modern
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2011 for the course 920 210 taught by Professor Hansell during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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210class7a - Stephen Hansell, Ph.D. Department of Sociology...

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