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(English) The stusy of diseases or health factors and their relations with the population and the environment. (1) Descriptive epidemiology studies characterisation and evolution of diseases in time and space; (2) Analytical epidemiology studies the factors which are involved directly or indirectly in the occurrence of diseases; (3) Operational epidemiology takes the descriptive nd analytical data into account with thte object of improving the health of the population.

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