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    I have to make a Powerpoint presentation. One of the requirements is to identify the epidemiology and demographics of the focus area (which in this case is overweight/obesity). I am a bit confused as to how to go about it.

    Can you give me some examples and point me in the right direction?

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    1. I have to make a PowerPoint presentation. One of the requirements is to identify the epidemiology and demographics of the focus area (which in this case is overweight/obesity). I am a bit confused as to how to go about it

    It is confusing because it could be referring to the epidemiology design employed by your study (see Example 2 below for three different designs). Or, more generally, the epidemiology of the focus area - overweight obesity - is often referred to just epidemiology or to nutritional epidemiology because nutrition is used as a measure of health to determine the risk factors associated with disease e.g. being over weight/ obesity. However, it really depends on your specific study and the variables and measures employed e.g., nutritional measures, body fat index, etc. Third, other studies in obesity are referred to prevention and disease epidemiology as in example 3 below, which is discussed in detail.

    Whereas, the demographics of overweight/obesity are the demographic variables that your study focused on such as age, gender, geographical location, socioeconomic status, etc. So refer to your study to see what demographic variables were employed.

    Let's look at some examples, so you can locate the type of epidemiology and demographic focus of your study.

    2. Can you give me some examples and point me in the right direction?

    It is often easier to understand when a person understands the definition of epidemiology. So let's look closer through definition, discussion and example. Definition: Epidemiology is the study and investigation of the distribution and causes of disease. Thus, in your case, the epidemiology is the study and investigation of the distribution and cause of overweight/obesity. However, let's look at the following examples below to determine if your study focused on ...

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