Descriptor English: Epidemiology
Descriptor Spanish: Epidemiología
Descriptor Portuguese: Epidemiologia
Descriptor French: Épidémiologie
Entry term(s): Épidémiologie sociale
Tree number(s): H02.403.720.500
RDF Unique Identifier:
Scope note: A branch or subespecialty of epidemiology that studies the role of social structures, processes, and factors in the production of health and disease in populations. It uses epidemiological knowledge, reasoning, and methods to study why and how the distribution of health states is influenced by factors as ethnicity, socioeconomic status and position, social class, or environmental and housing conditions. It may use a life course approach. (From: Porta M [Ed]. A Dictionary of Epidemiology; sixth edition. Oxford University Press; New York: 2014.)
Annotation: specialty only; prefer /epidemiol with diseases; do not confuse with TOPOGRAPHY, MEDICAL: epidemiology emphasizes disease outbreaks & disease-related conditions, topography emphasizes geography-related events
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC économie
ED enseignement et éducation
ES éthique
HI histoire
IS instrumentation
LJ législation et jurisprudence
OG organisation et administration
SN statistiques et données numériques
ST normes
TD tendances
Entry Combination: methods:Epidemiologic Methods
DeCS ID: 28566
Unique ID: D004813
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2020/05/14
Épidémiologie - Preferred
Concept UI M0007545
Preferred term Épidémiologie
Épidémiologie sociale - Narrower
Concept UI M000679279
Preferred term Épidémiologie sociale

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