Epidemiology and statistics unit 1

350 words

  • Describe what epidemiology is and how it is used in the health professions.
  • Identify measures of morbidity and mortality used to study health problems.
  • Interpret common measures of morbidity and mortality, including death, birth, and infection rates.    

    After reading about morbidity, mortality, and natality measures from the Unit 1 assigned reading, select four measures from the reading that you would like to explore further. Locate one published example (such as a news report or research article) for each measure. Then explain what each measure means and how it is used in the example you found.


  • Write at least 300 words and include a heading with your name, date, assignment, and course. 
  • References should come from credible sources and use APA documentation.
  • Include a highly developed viewpoint that is free from plagiarism.
  • Organize your paper with subheadings.
  • Proofread to be free of grammar and spelling errors.   

  • As you complete this unit’s readings, look for the following concepts:

  • epidemiology
  • frequency measures
  • mortality vs. morbidity
  • incidence vs. prevalence
  • ratio, proportion, and rates
  • attack rates, crude rates, and specific rates
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2011). Lesson 3: Measures of risk. In Principles of epidemiology. http://www.cdc.gov/ophss/csels/dsepd/ss1978

  • Lesson Overview
  • Section 1: Frequency Measures
  • Section 2: Morbidity Frequency Measures
  • Section 3: Mortality Frequency Measures
  • Section 4: Natality (Birth) Measures
  • Coggon D., Rose, G., & Barker, D. J. P. (2015). Epidemiology for the uninitiatedBMJ.com. http://www.bmj.com/about-bmj/resources-readers/publications/epidemiology...

  • What is epidemiology?
  • Quantifying disease in population
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Date Due: 
Friday, September 9, 2022


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