Epidemiologists are concerned with population growth as it relates to potential healthcare issues. Why do rates and measures of population change use the total mid-year population instead of the end-of-year population? What makes one measurement more effective than the other? Choose a real or a hypothetical example to explain how using the end-of-year population affects data collection and outcomes.

Compose an essay addressing the topics above. You must format your paper in accordance with APA guidelines. It should be 34 pages in length and include support from the required readings, and at least one outside source. Use the WCU Library to find scholarly sources that support your paper