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Population and Community Health

Population and community health is defined as the health of the population measured by health status indicators; it is influenced by physical, biological, social and economic factors in the environment, by personal health behaviour and by healthcare services. It can also be considered as the prevailing or aspired level of health in the population of a specified country or region, or in a defined subset of that population (Last, J.M. 2001).

Research within this general field will be of interest to those who consider social and economic determinants of health to be of importance. Members of this research theme have studied a wide range of disciplines from nursing and midwifery to psychology, anthropology, sociology, philosophy, mathematics, statistics, the sciences, economics and public health.

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