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Qualifier in English: epidemiology
Qualifier in Spanish: epidemiología
Qualifier in Portuguese: epidemiologia
Qualifier in French: épidémiologie
Entry term(s): endemics
epidemics
frequency
incidence
morbidity
occurrence
outbreaks
prevalence
surveillance
Scope note: Used with human and veterinary diseases for the distribution of disease, factors which cause disease, and the attributes of disease in defined populations; includes incidence, frequency, prevalence, endemic and epidemic outbreaks; also surveys and estimates of morbidity in geographic areas and in specified populations. Used also with geographical headings for the location of epidemiologic aspects of a disease. Excludes mortality for which "mortality" is used.
Annotation: subhead only; with diseases & geographicals only; includes "incidence", "frequency", "prevalence", "occurrence", "outbreaks"; not for "mortality" ( = /mortality); not for "statistics" on non-disease terms ( = /statist); see MeSH scope note in Introduction; indexing policy: Manual 19.8.31; DF: /epidemiol or /EP CATALOG: may be subdivided geographically
Online Note: search policy: Online Manual; use: main heading/EP or EP (SH) or SUBS APPLY EP; use /epidemiology to search /occurrence 1966-88
History Note: 89; was /occurrence 1966-88; was used with Category C, F3 & SMOKING+ 1989; C, F3 & Z 1990 forward
Entry Version: EPIDEMIOL
Abbreviation: EP
DeCS UI: 22080
Descriptor UI: Q000453
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1973/12/27
Revision Date: 2004/07/13
epidemiology - Preferred
Concept UI M0030648
Scope note Used with human and veterinary diseases for the distribution of disease, factors which cause disease, and the attributes of disease in defined populations; includes incidence, frequency, prevalence, endemic and epidemic outbreaks; also surveys and estimates of morbidity in geographic areas and in specified populations. Used also with geographical headings for the location of epidemiologic aspects of a disease. Excludes mortality for which "mortality" is used.
Preferred term epidemiology
epidemics - Narrower
Concept UI M0030649
Preferred term epidemics
frequency - Narrower
Concept UI M0030657
Preferred term frequency
surveillance - Narrower
Concept UI M0030654
Preferred term surveillance
morbidity - Narrower
Concept UI M0030651
Preferred term morbidity
occurrence - Narrower
Concept UI M0030656
Preferred term occurrence
outbreaks - Narrower
Concept UI M0030652
Preferred term outbreaks
prevalence - Narrower
Concept UI M0030653
Preferred term prevalence
endemics - Narrower
Concept UI M0030655
Preferred term endemics
incidence - Narrower
Concept UI M0030650
Preferred term incidence



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