Health Status Data and Epidemiology

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Complete the following:

  • Go to the Google Images website (
    • Search for and choose one of the epidemiologic triangles.
    • Copy the triangle into your posting and respond to the following:
      • Describe the relationship between environment and agent that caused so many persons to become ill at Watersedge
      • Consider the triangle readings. Why do you think not every person who was exposed to the causative factors became ill?
      • If 800 people visited the park and ingested the agents and 40 became ill, which rate would you calculate and what would that rate be per 1,000 persons?
      • Why is it important to calculate rates of disease?
  • Develop a prevalence, incidence, or mortality rate question
    Example: State health department data show that the rate of Hepatitis B in your state is 0.9 per 100.000. The population in your county is 25.000 and 10 cases of Hepatitis B were reported. What is the rate of Hepatitis B in your county and is it higher or lower than expected?

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School: Purdue University


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Relationship between the environment and agent that caused people to become ill in the
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The Epidemiologic triangle is a model developed by scientists for studying health problems.
It assists learners in understanding infectious diseases and how they spread (Owen, 2018). It
also helps specialist to learn about diseases as well as what makes them susceptible, how they
move through populations and what allows them to survive and thrive. The Epidemiologic
triangle is made up of three corners, commonly known as vertices which represent agents,
environment and the host. Agents are the microbe that causes the diseases such as fungi,
bacteria or protozoa while the environment includes the external factors that cause or allow
diseases to transmit. The host is an o...

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