Epidemiology Assignment 5 – How to read and interpret Public Health Data: Graphs and Tables

Read the following sections of the CDC Online Epidemiology Manual:

Lesson 3: Measures of Risk: https://www.cdc.gov/ophss/csels/dsepd/ss1978/lesson3/index.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

        Section 1: Frequency Measures:

Section 5: Measures of Association

Read Lesson 4 in the CDC Online Epidemiology Manual:

https://www.cdc.gov/ophss/csels/dsepd/ss1978/lesson4/index.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Section 2: Tables

Section 3: Graphs

Section 4: Other Data Displays

Epidemiology Assignment 5 – Module 6.docx

The main goal of this week’s Epidemiology project is to help you become familiar with how Public Health data is analyzed, displayed, and interpreted. Chapter 6 of the textbook is filled with graphs and charts to express the findings of many epidemiology studies. This worksheet is designed to help you become comfortable with the many different concepts that epidemiologists deal with on a daily basis. If you want to play around with this a little more, I’ve included a couple of optional extra credit graphs for you to make yourself on Excel.