Tag: epidemiology

Importance of statistics in randomised controlled trials (RCT)

By Avishek Majumder and Priya Chetty on May 15, 2018 2 Comments

Quantitative studies are those that rely on measures that can be represented by discrete numbers, such as age, weight or body temperature. Epidemiological studies too can be quantitative in nature. A quantitative epidemiological study can be broadly classified as ‘observational’ or ‘experimental’. It depends upon the extent of intervention by the researcher in the subject’s exposure or actions.


Epidemiology and public health challenge from emerging infectious diseases

By Chandrika Kapagunta and Avishek Majumder on May 14, 2018 1 Comment

In the last few decades, after the discovery of penicillin, a large number of these diseases have been controlled or eliminated. However, infectious diseases have a tendency to recur in a different population or region than before. This phenomenon is termed as emerging infectious diseases (EID).

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Factors affecting spatial and temporal trends of an infectious disease epidemics

By Chandrika Kapagunta and Avishek Majumder on October 20, 2017 No Comments

Epidemics of infectious diseases arise due to spread of the disease across individuals. It spreads within a geographical region over a period of time. When they spread at global level, it is referred to as pandemic. An infectious disease originates at a particular point.

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