Epidemiology pp 219-231 | Cite as

Social and Genetic Epidemiology

  • Klaus Krickeberg
  • Van Trong Pham
  • Thi My Hanh Pham
Chapter
Part of the Statistics for Biology and Health book series (SBH)

Abstract

In Sect. 1.5 we have listed the main categories of risk factors. The “classical” factors age, sex, time and place are the subject of purely descriptive epidemiology, which is a century-old area that started with registries of causes of death. The other categories of the list were studied systematically only in a more recent past, and that was the beginning of modern epidemiology.

Keywords

Obesity Migration Income Tuberculosis Malaria 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Klaus Krickeberg
    • 1
  • Van Trong Pham
    • 1
  • Thi My Hanh Pham
    • 2
  1. 1.BielefeldGermany
  2. 2.Faculty of Public HealthThai Binh Medical UniversityThai BinhVietnam

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