Epidemiology: Science or concocted numbers?

…epidemiology studies disease within a cultural context, and is particularly concerned with social organization. Epidemiology is, therefore, not only a bio-science but also a social science. Populations exist in a physical environment which is a dominant force in determining health. The study of life in relation to the environment is ecology (the word derives from the Greek for house), so epidemiology is, in addition, the science of the ecology of disease. The science of epidemiology,therefore,combines elements of biology,social sciences, and ecology:a bio-social-environmental science focusing on disease in populations.By its nature,epidemiology is multidisciplinary.The closest partner of the epidemiologist is the statistician

Concepts of Epidemiology – Raj Bhopal

Garbage in, Garbage out. So epidemiology therefore relies on ideas, theories which are then supported with their “data”, “formulas” or statistical calculations.

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