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Measuring Health and Disease in Populations (II)

T. Kue Young

in Population Health

Second edition

Published in print October 2004 | ISBN: 9780195158540
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864379 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158540.003.0003
Measuring Health and Disease in Populations (II)

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This chapter distinguishes health indicators from indices with examples; evaluates different sources of health data; outlines the construction of summary measures of population health; discusses how diseases are defined and classified when assessing population health; explains the concepts of sensitivity and specificity of screening/diagnostic tests and how they affect the estimates of disease burden; discusses disease surveillance and the steps involved in epidemic investigations; and reviews non-western cultural concepts of disease which may affect health assessment.

Keywords: health indicator; health index; health expectancy; international classification; sensitivity; specificity; surveillance; epidemics; culture

Chapter.  18855 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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