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Population attributable fraction: planning of diseases prevention actions in Brazil

By Leandro Fórnias Machado de Rezende and José Eluf-Neto


ABSTRACT Epidemiology is the study of occurrence, distribution and determinants of health-related events, including the application of that knowledge to the prevention and control of health problems. However, epidemiological studies, in most cases, have limited their research questions to determinants of health outcomes. Research related to the application of knowledge for prevention and control of diseases have been neglected. In this comment, we present a description of how population attributable fraction estimates can provide important elements for planning of prevention and control of diseases in Brazil

Topics: Risco Atribuível, Prevenção Primária, Medidas de Associação, Exposição, Risco ou Desfecho, Estudos Epidemiológicos, Public aspects of medicine, RA1-1270
Publisher: Universidade de São Paulo
Year: 2016
DOI identifier: 10.1590/S1518-8787.2016050006269
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