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T. Kue Young

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195158540

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158540.001.0001

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Measuring Health and Disease in Populations (I)

Measuring Health and Disease in Populations (I)

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Population Health

T. Kue Young

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents key mathematical concepts of ratio, proportion, and rate and basic epidemiologic measures of incidence and prevalence and their subtypes; describes the structure of populations and how they change through fertility and mortality; demonstrates how to compare occurrence of health events in populations differing in composition such as age structure, including the use of standardization; and reviews the concepts of demographic and health transitions that populations undergo.

Keywords:   incidence, prevalence, mortality, fertility, age pyramid, population aging, infant mortality, life expectancy, health transition, demographic transition

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