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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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Published by: sarguss14 on Sep 12, 2008
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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
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
No single necessaryagent
One-to-onecorrespondencebetween agent anddisease very rare
Causes unknown,intervention usuallybased on risk factors
Long latency period
Single necessary agent
Specific agent-diseaserelationship-Causes are relativelywell understood-Short incubation periodNon-InfectiousDiseasesInfectious Diseases

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