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    Difference between analytical and descriptive epidemiology

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    Why is it important to understand the difference between descriptive epidemiology and analytical epidemiology?

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    Hello,

    It is definitely important to know the difference between descriptive and analytical epidemiology because, at first, they appear so similar.

    The main difference is that they seek to determine two different things about a specific health event or outbreak. In the end, they both have the same goal, to keep a health incident from happening again.

    Descriptive epidemiology attempts to evaluate and catalog all circumstances surrounding ...

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    This solution describes the importance of understanding the difference between descriptive and analytical epidemiology. Definitions and examples are provided for both.

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