Lec9DescriptiveStudies(Revised07)

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Descriptive Studies: Person, Place and Time
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Descriptive Epidemiology Includes activities related to characterizing the distribution of diseases within a population Analytical Epidemiology Concerns activities related to identifying possible causes for the occurrence of diseases
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Descriptive Epidemiology Epidemiological equivalent of the game “20 Questions” animal, mineral or vegetable? In Descriptive Epidemiology: Who ? - person Where ? - place When ? - time
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Descriptive Epidemiology PERSON PLACE TIME Think of this as the standard dimensions used to track the occurrence of a disease.
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Person WHO is getting the disease? Many variables are involved and studied, but factors such as sex, age & race often have a major effect.
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Characteristics of Person Age Sex Ethnic group Socioeconomic status Nativity Religion Marital status Occupation
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