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What is Descriptive Epidemiology? Retrieved on 4/11/14 from: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-descriptive-epidemiology.htm
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2011). Lesson 1: Introduction to Epidemiology, Section 6: Descriptive Epidemiology. Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health Practice, Third Edition. Retrieved fromhttp://www.cdc.gov/ophss/csels/dsepd/ss1978/lesson1/section6.html
Descriptive epidemiology is used to evaluate trends in health and disease and to be able to make comparisons among the population and subgroups within countries; and to provide a basis for planning, provision, and evaluation of services.
As a health officer, you have been asked to collect information to characterize and summarize tuberculosis epidemic in your state.
Write a paper in which you do the following:
- Discuss the pattern and distribution of the disease in the population of your state as well as subgroups within the state.
- What recommendations would you make to your administrator based on your findings?
Justify your opinion with evidence from the literature.
SLP Assignment Expectations
Length: 2–3 pages.
Length: 2–3 pages. double spaced times new roman font 12
Be sure to provide in-text citation(s) and a reference list to support your viewpoints. Please use at least three (3) research sources (not Wikipedia, or fact sheets). Please do so in ALL subsequent submissions.