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J Epidemiol Community Health. 2005 Jan; 59(1): 6–14.
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Ecological perspectives in health research


An ecological perspective on health emphasises both individual and contextual systems and the interdependent relations between the two. Origins of this approach have emanated from multiple disciplines over the past century or more. This article provides a glossary of perspectives, processes, and settings that pertain to an ecological approach in health research.

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