Mic 330 HW_3_OtherRates

Mic 330 HW_3_OtherRates - ARUMUGAM SHANTHINI GROUP 1 Mic...

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Unformatted text preview: ARUMUGAM SHANTHINI GROUP 1 Mic 330 Home Work Assignment _Other Rates Use the internet or other reference books to look up 4 rates in Epidemiology that epidemiologists use but have not been discussed in the class. Provide the numerator and denominator and describe what does each rate measure. Is this a true rate or ratio and why? You must provide the source of the information you use for full credit. 1. Neonatal Mortality rate Number of death under 28 days of age during a given time interval = -------------------------------------------------- x 1000 live births (during a year) Number of live births during the same time interval It measures risk of dying among newborn infants under the age of 28 days (0-27 days) for a given year. It is a ratio but not a true rate because any mortality rates that represent only a part of mortality are not true rate. 2. Post neonatal mortality rate Number of infant deaths from 28 days to 365 days after birth = --------------------------------------------------...
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