what is the importance of population in epidemiology?

relationship between population and epidemiology

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Population plays a large role in the transmission of infectious disease (high-density areas are more likely to spread an infection than low-density areas). Additionally, incidence and prevalence should be reported as "rates" to correct for differences in population between areas of interest (in other words an area of greater population may have more reported cases of a particular disease compared with a smaller population, though the "rate" of disease would be equal--the difference is due only to differences in population).

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