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MiC PPD 1.10 - 1.13


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Accurate
The larger a study's sample size, the more [_______] its results
Box plot
A convenient and simple diagram showing the main quartiles of data and the outliers
Health profile
A type of document that aims to provide a consistent, concise, comparable and balanced overview of the population’s health
Public health observatory
A small organisation that combines academia with public health to provide an archive of data on public health
Pedigree
A term used to describe a family tree
Nuclear family
A term used to define a 'typical' family group consisting of children and a pair of biological parents
Epidemiology
The study of the distribution and determinants of health-related states or events in specified populations and the application of this study to control of health problems
Investigation, assessment
Uses of epidemiology. [_______], [_______], surveillance and evaluation
Surveillance and evaluation
Uses of epidemiology. Investigation, assessment, [_______] and [_______]
Populations
Epidemiology deals with [_______] rather than individuals
Quantitative
Epidemiology involves [_______] measurement
Public health
The science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through organised efforts of society
Incidence
The number of new cases of a health state in a specified population at risk, during a specified period of time (can be measured as [_________] by persons or condition)
Prevalence
The number of persons with a health state in a specified population, at a specific point in time
Descriptive
A type of epidemiological study concerned with observing the distribution and progression of health states in populations
Analytical
A type of epidemiological study concerned with investigating hypotheses of causation suggested by descriptive studies
Experimental
A type of epidemiological study concerned with measuring the effect on the population of interventions / environmental influences
Case series, case reports
[_______] and [_______] are two basic examples of descriptive studies
Small sample size
A common failing of case series and case reports
Correlational
A type of epidemiological study describing health and disease patterns in relation to exposures and risk factors in entire populations
Simple and cheap
Two basic advantages of correlational studies