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Epidemiology pp 223-236 | Cite as

Social and Genetic Epidemiology

  • Klaus Krickeberg
  • Pham Van Trong
  • Pham Thi My Hanh
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Part of the Statistics for Biology and Health book series (SBH)

Abstract

In Sect.  1.5 we have listed the main categories of factors that may influence health. The “classical” factors age, sex, time and place are the subject of purely descriptive epidemiology, which is a century-old area that started with registries of causes of death. The other categories of the list have been studied systematically only in a more recent past, and that was the beginning of modern epidemiology.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Klaus Krickeberg
    • 1
  • Pham Van Trong
    • 2
  • Pham Thi My Hanh
    • 2
  1. 1.Grosser Kamp 4BielefeldGermany
  2. 2.Faculty of Public HealthThai Binh Medical UniversityThai BinhVietnam

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