Chapter 6 Questions
10. Attributable risk in a cohort study, refers to the difference between the incidence rate of
a disease in the exposed group and the incidence rate in the non-exposed group.
Population risk difference provides an indicat
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6. Some examples of racial/ethnic classifications used to describe health
characteristics are nativity and religion. Two conditions that vary according to
race/ethnicity are Asthma and gonorrhea incidence.
7. Health disparities refer to the
1. a) Vital events- Are deaths, births, marriages, divorces, and fetal deaths.
b) Public health surveillance- Refers to the systematic and continuous
gathering of information about the occurrence of diseases and other health
c) Syndromic Survei
1. a. Association- A linkage between or among variables; variables that are
associated with one another can be positively or negatively related.
b. Positive association- As the value of one variable increases, so does the
value of t
Epidemiology HW Chp. 1
6. Distinguish between the descriptive and analytic approaches to epidemiology.
Descriptive approaches are epidemiologic studies that are concerned with
characterizing the amount and distribution of health and disease within a
Advantages of crude rates: Improves ones ability to make comparisons
Advantages of adjusted rates: Permit fair comparisons across populations by
removing the effect of differences in the composition of various populations.