Uses of Epidemiological Data

Epidemiological data has immense benefit to the health of any people as well as their standard of living as it relates to their health. Results from epidemiological studies are used for health planning and the development of tangible public health set of rules that help a particular population to evade and contain infectious disease-causing microorganisms and their spread. Some of the specific uses of epidemiological data are as given below:

  1. Information from epidemiological studies is used to complete the picture of a particular disease by putting together the results of laboratory scientists and clinical doctors.
  2. Data from epidemiology is used to study disease history in a population of people.
  3. They are used for planning health delivery services and other public health issues.
  4. They are used to study and decipher the etiology of diseases.
  5. They are used to determine the contributing factors in a disease state.
  6. They are used to determine the geographic pattern of disease spread.
  7. They are used to determine the mode of transmission of disease in a population.
  8. They are used to determine the natural/primary cause of a disease.
  9. They are used to evaluate and assess the risks factors of susceptible individuals.
  10. They are used to identify possible syndromes and symptoms of a disease.
  11. They are used to develop interventional measures for the control, prevention, and possible elimination of the disease cause and the disease itself.


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