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Principles & Practice of Public Health Surveillance$
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Lisa M. Lee, Steven M. Teutsch, Stephen B. Thacker, and Michael E. St. Louis

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195372922

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372922.001.0001

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Public Health Surveillance for Chronic Diseases, Injuries, and Birth Defects

Public Health Surveillance for Chronic Diseases, Injuries, and Birth Defects

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(p.255) 12 Public Health Surveillance for Chronic Diseases, Injuries, and Birth Defects
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Principles & Practice of Public Health Surveillance
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Ali H. Mokdad

Joseph L. Annest

Robin M. Ikeda

Cara T. Mai

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372922.003.0012

This chapter describes the application of specific principles to the practice of surveillance of noninfectious diseases and events, specifically chronic diseases, injuries, and birth defects. It outlines the importance and contribution of public health surveillance to the prevention and control of non-communicable health outcomes. It reviews the need for accurate and timely data in order to design and implement prevention programs, the need for baseline measures for risk factors and disease prevalence in order to monitor progress toward health goals and objectives, and the ultimate goal of better guiding planning, policy creation, and decision making. It describes specific surveillance programs in each area, outlining innovative methods and uses of data, special challenges, and opportunities for improvement.

Keywords:   chronic disease, injury, birth defects, non-communicable, noninfectious, surveillance, diseases

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