Descriptive Epidemiology in Public Health
Data on incidence and prevalence of diseases are needed to characterize the health of a population. Public health organizations oversee these efforts. The public health staff need to have a community diagnosis to set priorities. The key to this diagnosis is incidence and prevalence of diseases and the occurrence of risk factors in the population.
KeywordsCoronary Heart Disease Cumulative Incidence Fetal Death Smoking Cessation Program Attributable Fraction
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