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    We know that epidemiology looks at the distribution of diseases within specific populations. On the other hand, social epidemiology looks at social behavior and other factors to determine how they affect the distribution of disease within a population. Consider where you live, either in a state, city, or neighborhood community level, and think about a particular disease or health disparity that is most prevalent among a particular group. Discuss what the disease/health disparity is, what group it is affecting, and what factors are involved in the reason why this group is affected.

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    Within my community diabetes is a disease that is striking African-Americans at a higher rate than most of the population within the area. In addition, national statistics indicate that African-Americans are nearly 2 times more likely to suffer from diabetes than their white counterparts in the US population. One of ...

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    The expert examines social epidemiology. The factors that are affecting social epidemiology reasons are determined.