Descriptive and Analytic Epidemiology

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TUI University
Lea Glover MPH 504
Descriptive and Analytic Epidemiology
Case Assignment #3
Dr. Sharon Nazarchuk

Descriptive epidemiology is defined as the study of the amount and distribution of disease within a population by person, place, and time. Descriptive epidemiology answers the following questions: Who is affected? Where and when do cases occur? It describes cases by person, place, and time (TUI University 2008).

Descriptive epidemiology focuses on both the pattern of health events as well as on their frequency in popuations. Within the field of epidemiology, there are three types of data that are necessary for describing the patterns of
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This same climate also creates the wet, green environment that increases the prevalence of ticks.

Possible explanations for the pattern of this disease
An environmental explanation for regional Lyme disease variability, such as weather is proposed because similar annual patterns of tick infection rates have been observed in forests dominated by species other than oaks
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