Descriptive Epidemiology

Required Reading

Carneiro, I., Howard, N. (2011). Introduction to Epidemiology, 2nd Edition.

What is Descriptive Epidemiology? Retrieved on 4/11/14 from:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2011). Lesson 1: Introduction to Epidemiology, Section 6: Descriptive Epidemiology. Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health Practice, Third Edition. Retrieved from


Descriptive epidemiology is used to evaluate trends in health and disease and to be able to make comparisons among the population and subgroups within countries; and to provide a basis for planning, provision, and evaluation of services.

As a health officer, you have been asked to collect information to characterize and summarize tuberculosis epidemic in your state.

Write a paper in which you do the following:

  1. Discuss the pattern and distribution of the disease in the population of your state as well as subgroups within the state.
  2. What recommendations would you make to your administrator based on your findings?

Justify your opinion with evidence from the literature.

SLP Assignment Expectations

Length: 2–3 pages.


Assignment Expectations

Length: 2–3 pages. double spaced times new roman font 12


Be sure to provide in-text citation(s) and a reference list to support your viewpoints. Please use at least three (3) research sources (not Wikipedia, or fact sheets). Please do so in ALL subsequent submissions.

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