The functions of the sectors of epidemiology and statistics in a health center are analysed. The aim of the section of epidemiology is to characterize the diseases and health problems of the region. The section of statistics is the main feeder of data for epidemiology and other divisions. The paper points out directions for the quantitative and qualitative improvement of collected data. Considerations are made on the use of the sections for teaching and training purposes.
Community health services; Epidemiology; Vital statistics; Biostatistics