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Some Case Studies and Situation Analyses

  • 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

We have said in Sect.  1.1 that in the twentieth century the term “epidemiology” took a much wider meaning than before when it concerned only infectious diseases. This semantic transition reflected a transition of the “disease spectrum”; non-infectious ailments and injuries played now an increasing role. In Vietnam, we may indeed very well speak of “epidemics” of, among others, cancer, cardio-vascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, and injuries by crashes in road traffic. Hence, we will start the present chapter by describing a study about the descriptive epidemiology of traffic accidents.

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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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