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Individuals and populations

Geoffrey Rose

in Rose's Strategy of Preventive Medicine

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780192630971
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723551 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630971.003.0005
Individuals and populations

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This chapter begins with a discussion of individual variations in health, identifying the genetic and social determinants of diversity. It then considers variation between populations and the importance of society in public health.

Keywords: society; public health; preventive medicine; individual variation; population health

Chapter.  3160 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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