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date: 11 April 2021

Component Causes 

Source:
A Dictionary of Epidemiology
Author(s):

Miquel Porta

Multiple factors that act jointly to cause a given effect. They do so in different combinations, each combination of component causes capable of giving rise to particular effects. No component cause is sufficient to produce the effect. In some processes (e.g., diseases), one of the component causes is necessary, but in other instances this is not so (i.e., none of the component causes may be necessary). The frequency of the components of a ... ...

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