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Descriptor in English: Social Epidemiology
Descriptor in Spanish: Epidemiología Social
Descriptor in Portuguese: Epidemiologia Social
Descriptor in French: Épidémiologie Sociale
Tree number(s): SP5.001.012.050
SP5.001.200
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.)
Allowable Qualifiers: EC economics
ED education
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods
OG organization & administration
PL policies
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
History Note: 2019
DeCS UI: 57924
Descriptor UI: DDCS057924
Social Epidemiology - Preferred
Concept UI FD00062195
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.)
Preferred term Social Epidemiology



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