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Diseases and Populations

Thomas D. Koepsell and Noel S. Weiss

in Epidemiologic Methods

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9780195150780
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865161 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150780.003.0002
 Diseases and Populations

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This chapter focuses on characteristics of diseases and of populations that are of special importance in epidemiologic research. Topics discussed include case definition, epidemiologic case definition vs. clinical diagnosis, disease models, generic disease model, and populations. Exercises are provided at the end of the chapter.

Keywords: epidemiology; epidemiologic research; case studies; case definition; disease models

Chapter.  8086 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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