Define biostatistics and why it is used in public health.

In public health and biostatistics, it is important to know and understand terminology and concepts relating to the field. Consider the importance of knowing terminology and respond to the following:

  • Define biostatistics and why it is used in public health.
  • Give an example of different types of study designs and why they are used.
  • Comment on the usefulness of biostatistics relative to quantifying the effects of disease on populations as a whole.

Support your statements with scholarly references.

Write your initial response in approximately 200 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

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