descriptive epidemiology


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epidemiology

 [ep″ĭ-de″me-ol´o-je]
the science concerned with the study of the factors determining and influencing the frequency and distribution of disease, injury, and other health-related events and their causes in a defined human population for the purpose of establishing programs to prevent and control their development and spread. Also, the sum of knowledge gained in such a study.
analytic epidemiology the second stage in an epidemiologic study, in which hypotheses generated in the descriptive phase are tested.
descriptive epidemiology the first stage in an epidemiologic study, in which a disease that has occurred is examined. Data necessary in this phase include time and place of occurrence and the characteristics of the persons affected. Tentative theories regarding the cause of the disease are advanced and a hypothesis is formulated.
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Descriptive epidemiology of collegiate women's field hockey injuries: National Collegiate Athletic Association Injury Surveillance System, 1988-1989 through 2002-2003.
Descriptive epidemiology of acne vulgaris in the community.
In descriptive epidemiology, the most common design is that of the cross-sectional study, which involves the simultaneous collection of the data related to the exposure and the health event in a certain population, at a specific point in time.
Descriptive epidemiology of Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) in the patients of Quetta Balochistan was studied with reference to epidemiological trends clinical profile and geographical distribution.
Descriptive Epidemiology. The population of the village was 780 [9], of which 703 were above the age of five years.
Cholera outbreak in South Africa: Preliminary descriptive epidemiology on laboratory-confirmed cases, 15 November 2008 to 30 April 2009.
Firstly, descriptive epidemiology focuses on the characteristics of the population affected by a given malignancy, such as age group, geographical distribution, sex and ethnicity.
In a large urban shelter in the northeast United States, 531 kittens, 701 litters and 2,203 adult cats were observed during their stays on a daily basis over a period of 50 weeks for signs of URTD ("Descriptive epidemiology of feline upper respiratory tract disease in an animal shelter" in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2009).
We thus have enough descriptive epidemiology pointers on a region of the country to undertake several research studies and control measures in cancer cervix, including population based typing of HPV infection.
Studies on Descriptive Epidemiology and the Natural History of Rheumatic Diseases
Designed as a study companion for Essentials of Infectious Disease Epidemiology or other introductory texts, this volume provides exercises, projects and discussion topics on historical issues of infectious diseases, descriptive epidemiology on outbreaks such as HIV/AIDS and foodborne diseases and analytical methods for treatment and classification.
A descriptive epidemiology of leisuretime physical activity in Brazil, 1996-1997.

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