Below is a discussion assignment. It is pertaining to the descriptive epidemiology is solely the aspect of epidemiology that describes when the event (disease, outbreak, etc) took place. We focus on the person place and time variables. The key indicator of these types of studies is that they are describing the pattern of disease, but not yet looking for the cause. The Morbidity and Mortality Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention often public descriptive epidemiological studies that explore the emerging diseases.
The answer has to have a minimum of 350 words with peer-reviewed and scholarly citations and references. Also, below are some references and links that can assist you. Thank you.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention publishes annual numbers for the leading causes of death in the United States. Review the Leading Causes of Death website. Then choose one cause of death from the list and provide an overview of the illness or condition using characteristics of person, place, and time. When providing a response to your classmates, discuss possible factors that may impact trends for the cause of death they selected.
Website: Descriptive Epidemiology
This website has helpful information on descriptive epidemiology.
Website: Leading Causes of Death
Review the statistics on the number of deaths for leading causes of death.
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