analytical epidemiology


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analytical epidemiology

The study of diseases that are distributed in a seemingly non-random fashion.
 
EBM
The design, execution and analysis of studies in groups to evaluate potential associations between risk factors and health outcomes.

Epidemiology
The facet of epidemiology concerned with identifying health-related causes and effects; AE uses comparison groups for baseline data, to quantify the association between exposures and outcomes, and to test hypotheses about causal relationships. Analytical epidemiology attempts to identify factors in a disease-bearing population that differs from a non-diseased population; AE is divided into cross-sectional, prospective and retrospective forms.
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