DISEASE OR HEALTH-RELATED CONDITION AS AN EPIDEMIOLOGY STUDY

Introduce the topic (brief definition or description) and present it’s importance to human health status

  • Explain why this condition should be studied (increasing trend, affects a large number of people, socio-
    economic burden among those affected, etc)
  • You might include some prevalence information here to indicate the impact
    III. Descriptive Epidemiology:
  • Describe and/or define the disease or condition using descriptive epidemiology references
  • who tends to get this condition, where do they usually live, and at what age
    IV. Rates:
  • Present the most current national and local prevalence and incidence rates (when available)
    V. Causes and Risk Factors
  • Discuss the (presumed, known or theoretical) causes of this disease (if there are any)
  • Provide the currently established risk factors associated with the disease

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