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Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases

Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases

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By Adora F. Mendoza-Abat, M.D., CFP

By Adora F. Mendoza-Abat, M.D., CFP

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Epidemiology of Non-Epidemiology of Non-Communicable DiseasesCommunicable Diseases
Adora F. Mendoza-Abat, M.D.,Adora F. Mendoza-Abat, M.D.,CFPCFP
 
 
DefinitionsDefinitions
Environmental Epidemiology – theEnvironmental Epidemiology – thestudy of environmental factors thatstudy of environmental factors thatinfluence the distribution of diseasesinfluence the distribution of diseasesin the human populationin the human population
Occupational Epidemiology – theOccupational Epidemiology – thestudy of workplace exposures on thestudy of workplace exposures on thefrequency and distribution of frequency and distribution of diseases and injuries in thediseases and injuries in thepopulationpopulation
 
 
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No single necessaryagent
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One-to-onecorrespondencebetween agent anddisease very rare
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Causes unknown,intervention usuallybased on risk factors
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Long latency period
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Single necessary agent
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Specific agent-diseaserelationship-Causes are relativelywell understood-Short incubation periodNon-InfectiousDiseasesInfectious Diseases

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