Lecture 30 Epidemiology Thread

Lecture 30 Epidemiology Thread - Describe the composition...

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Describe the composition of a rate, in terms of the numerator and denominator, explain the relationship between them, and explain the use of rates for comparative purposes Define the following terms and interpret statements containing each of the them: - Crude mortality rate - Specific mortality rate (age, sex, race, and cause) - Case fatality rate - Proportionate mortality ratio Explain methods and reasons for adjustment of rates and interpret statements containing adjusted rates Define incidence and prevalence; state the relationship between them. Name the factors that may cause variation in each measurement. Give the uses of each measure Characterize scales of measurement (nominal, ordinal, continuous) - o Top: Colon cancer o Bottom: Breast cancer o Black line: sunlight o Red: High mortality rate o Blue: low mortality rate - Defintions o Incidence rate – No. of new cases of a disease that occur in a specified period of time in a population at risk of developing the disease. It is often multiplied by a constant, such as 100,000. Incidence rate: Multiply by 100,000 to get rid of decimal
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2011 for the course PHARM HB taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at UCSD.

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Lecture 30 Epidemiology Thread - Describe the composition...

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