The branch of medicine that deals with the incidence, distribution, and possible control of diseases and other factors relating to health.
- We have confirmed that research on cancers and cardiovascular diseases dominates published epidemiology.
- The epidemiology of diseases such as cancer is certainly different from what we are accustomed to in the West.
- The second major factor is the epidemiology of the disease or condition.
Late 19th century: from Greek epidēmia 'prevalence of disease' + -logy.
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