DQ #4  Epidemiology

Identify  a current health issue of interest to you e.g diabetes, HIV/AIDS, heart  disease etc. On the basis of current epidemiologic evidence, explain  the factors that have contributed to the following: the observed trend  in mortality rates for this disease, the changes in survival; the  changes in incidence. A key concept in epidemiology is that of the  levels of prevention.  As a community health nurse, describe primary,  secondary, and tertiary prevention interventions related to this health  issue.  Are there modifiable factors, such as health behaviors that lend  themselves to better prevention efforts? Use an example that is different than the postings of other students.