Read about Epidemiological and behavioral studies

Epidemiological and behavioral studies

What is epidemiology?

Epidemiology is the study of how frequently disease happens in distinctive gatherings of individuals and why. Epidemiological data is utilized to arrange and assess systems to anticipate diseases and as a manual for the services of patients in whom illness has as of now developed. Like the clinical discoveries and pathology, the study of epidemiology of an infection is an indispensable piece of its essential portrayal. The subject has its uncommon systems of information accumulation and translation, and its fundamental language for specialized terms.

Epidemiology consists of one vital feature. It facilitates the study with the ratio of people suffering and the population affected by it altogether. Thus the study further counts these groups as their respective cases. Thus the population which is at risk is the group of people, healthy or sick are considered cases.

What are Behavioral studies?

A branch of science (as psychology, sociology, or anthropology) that deals primarily with human action and often seeks to generalize about human behavior in society.

Behavioral study is distributed between 2 domains.


Frequency refers not only to the number of health events such as the number of cases of meningitis or diabetes in a population, but also to the relationship of that number to the size of the population. The resulting rate allows epidemiologists to compare disease occurrence across different populations.


Pattern is associated with events related to time, place and other measures. The breakdown of time can be done either annually, monthly, weekly and can break to minimum seconds as well. Place patterns are also a matter of fact which enhances the behavioral study. It includes geographic variation, urban/rural differences, and location of work sites or schools. Further Personal patterns inculcates demographic factors which may be related to risk of illness, injury, or disability such as caste, creed, sex, age or socioeconomic status, as well as behaviors and environmental exposures.

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