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Evidence-Based Public Health$
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Ross C. Brownson, Elizabeth A. Baker, Terry L. Leet, and Kathleen N. Gillespie

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780195143768

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143768.001.0001

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Quantifying the Issue

Quantifying the Issue

Chapter:
(p.99) 5 Quantifying the Issue
Source:
Evidence-Based Public Health
Author(s):

ROSS C. BROWNSON

ELIZABETH A. BAKER

TERRY L. LEET

KATHLEEN N. GILLESPIE

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143768.003.0005

This chapter provides an overview of the principles of epidemiology that relate to public health practice. It focuses primarily on methods used to measure and characterize disease frequency in defined populations. It includes information about public health surveillance systems and currently available data sources via the Internet. It also provides an overview of the methods used to evaluate the effectiveness of new public health programs that are designed to reduce the prevalence of risk factors and the disease burden in target populations.

Keywords:   public health practice, epidemiology, public health surveillance systems, Internet

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