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I found the discussion of Quetelet and populations at the beginning of Chapter 3 of Epidemiology and the People’s Health particularly instructive, especially for genetic epidemiology. #epibookclub #epipeopleshealth #gwas #genepitwitter 1/18
The question “who—or what—determines populations or groups that merit comparison” is an important but tetchy one. 2/18
The concept of “population stratification bias” in genetic epidemiology is usually introduced using a toy example: say we’re studying two populations, with random mating within but no mating across populations. 3/18
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Is social epi stuck in a loop?

Each new wave of researchers seems to rediscover the same concepts & mechanisms & study them with newer fancier methods. But are we getting anywhere?
Maybe one for #epibookclub #epitwitter
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I'm amazed by the number of papers I read announcing that, lo & behold, health inequalities are not simply about people's choices. Yes, health inequalities are largely caused by social structures, and socio-political values.
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Because populations are organised by social structures, people embody the world differently. This means that health mirrors our social structures.
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