Definition: Descriptive epidemiology

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Descriptive epidemiology is the study of the occurrence of disease or other health-related characteristics in human populations usually concerned with the relationships of disease to basic variables, such as age, sex, race, ethnicity, geographic location, occupation and socio-economic measures.
Source:
United Nations, "Handbook on Training in Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems", Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 84, New York, 2002
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