Five young gay men living in Los Angeles diagnosed with a unique type of

Five young gay men living in los angeles diagnosed

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Five young gay men living in Los Angeles diagnosed with a unique type of pneumonia 70 million have been infected with HIV 35 million people have died Illustrates the importance of descriptive epidemiology Copyright © 2009 by Riekhavoc, (CC BY-SA 2.0) at https:// commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Uganda_Anti-Homosexuality_ Bill_protest.jpg.
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Copyright © 2018 Cognella, Inc. Study Design Directs the researcher along the path of systematically collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data Descriptive studies are used to depict a public health problem Analytic studies generate hypotheses, examine associations, and determine causality
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Copyright © 2018 Cognella, Inc. Descriptive Epidemiology Means of organizing, summarizing, and describing epidemiologic data by Person Place Time Takes on various forms, including tables, graphs, and numerical summary measures
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Copyright © 2018 Cognella, Inc. Descriptive Epidemiology Studies Identify the extent of a public health problem Identify the population at greatest risk of disease Identify changes in disease or risk factors across time or space Provide data for public health planning Guide public health resource allocation Identify areas for future research
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Copyright © 2018 Cognella, Inc. Descriptive Studies Case report/case study Case series Ecologic studies Cross-sectional surveys
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Copyright © 2018 Cognella, Inc. Case Report A case report (sometimes called a case study) involves a profile of a single individual The single case study does not prove etiology (cause) but may stimulate others to report similar cases For example: a clinician finds an interesting case with unusual characteristics and reports the findings in a medical journal
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Copyright © 2018 Cognella, Inc. Case Series More than one case study is a case series Involves a small group of patients with a similar diagnosis All people have the disease (no comparison group)
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