Another wrong conclusion After simulating the spread of a disease, a researcher wrote, “24% of the people contracted the disease.” What should the correct conclusion be?
TayLa Jackson Scientific Principles of Health and Disease Wk1 (8/228/24) Epidemiology Epidemiology is the study of distribution and the determinants of healthrelated states or events in a specific population, and the application of the study to control health problems. o Centers for Disease Control defines this as the method used to find causes of health outcomes and disease in populations. o Epidemiology is data driven to observe and compare health problems to others. Observes frequency of cases in a particular area during a specific time and compares to other data to assess whether data matches or differs from what is expected. The 5