Indicators of morbidity, such as the prevalence of chronic diseases and disabilities, are particularly useful in presenting a picture of populations. However, despite epidemiological research, improvements in health and health-seeking behaviors within the United States and global populations render indicators such as morbidity and mortality ineffective in characterizing the true health status.
Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give reasons for your answer. Should alternatives to descriptive epidemiology be considered? Why? Support your answer with examples.
Justify your response using examples and reasoning. Comment on the postings of at least two classmates, explaining whether you agree or disagree with their views.