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    The study of the distribution and determinants of health-related states or events in specified populations, and the application of this study to control of health problems. "Study" includes surveillance, observation, hypothesis testing, analytic research, and experiments. "Distribution" refers to analysis by time, place, and classes of persons affected. "Determinants" are all the physical, biological, social, cultural, and behavioral factors that influence health. "Health-related states and events" include diseases, causes of death, behavior such as use of tobacco, reactions to preventive regimens, and promotion and use of health services. "Specified populations" are those with identifiable characteristics such as precisely defined numbers. "Application to control..." makes explicit the aim of epidemiology--to promote, protect, and restore health. A Dictionary of Epidemiology edited for the International Epidemiological Association by John M. Last et al. 3rd edition, New York : Oxford University Press, 1995

Internet Guides
UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics : Links
Resources from around the world compiled by the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California San Francisco
Internet Sites
CIESIN Thematic Guide on Human Health
Information on the effect of global climate change on human health, including help in finding relevant data sets.
Demography & Population Studies
This site keeps track of "leading information facilities of value and/or significance to researchers in the field of Demography."
Epidemiologic Information on Bioterrorism
provides access to multiple articles from the scientific and popular press, organized by topic. From the UCLA Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health
Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry Program (EDBP) , National Institute on Aging
Information on the Program's activities and bibliographies of its publications from 1993 on.
International Association for Statistical Computing
Statistical software and databases compiled by the association
Office of Policy Research, Social Security
Information on data available to epidemiology researchers from the SSA.
Supercourse: Epidemiology, the Internet and Global Health
Lectures on epidemiology topics from universities around the world presented in a power point slide format. Over 1,000 lectures are included. Locate lectures by browsing by topic, author, or from the alphabetic list.
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Organizations, Associations, and Agencies
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.
The association provides full-text of many guidelines and standards and well as ordering information for print publications, and information on the association's activities.
Epidemiology Program Office (EPO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publications such as MMWR, and free software such as EPI MAP, access to CDC Wonder provided by the EPO.
National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
NCHS is a health statistics agency that is a part of is a part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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Comprehensive Epidemiologic Data Resource (CEDR)
Public access to health and exposure data concerning Department of Energy (DOE) facilities, much of it from theDOE Worker Health and Mortality Study.
HazDat Database
HazDat, is the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry's Hazardous Substance Release/Health Effects Database. The database was developed to provide access to information on the emergency events the health of human populations.
Health Services and Sciences Research Resources
The HSRR database contains descriptions of about 300 research datasets, over 55 instruments/indices, and more than 20 software applications that are frequently used in health services research and in the behavioral and social sciences. These research-oriented tools may be used to assess data variables and data collection methodologies.
WHO Statistical Information System
Access to data from the World Health Organization. Some of it is in the form of downloadable Excel spreadsheets. Links to other health agencies in member countries are also supplied.
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Dictionaries, Directories, and Encyclopedias
Clinical Epidemiology & Evidence-Based Medicine Glossary
Contains a glossary and links to similar resources in epidemiology on the Internet.
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