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20:05 purpose identify causes and risk factors for disease determine the extent of disease in the community:  study natural history and prognosis of diease, causal path through which disease  progresses from host to victim  evaluate preventive and therapeutic measures provide foundation for public policy only observe the sick, a cause and effect, link between agents and chronic diseases that cause death measuring disease frequency classifying and categorizing disease  deciding what constitutes a case of disease in a study  finding a source for ascertaining the cases,  defining the population at risk of disease descriptive epidemiology; examining the distribution of a disease in a population and  observing the basic features of its distribution in terms of time, place, and person. Typical study design: community health survey
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course CICS 301 taught by Professor Allanstam during the Fall '11 term at University of Michigan.

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