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Do you find the thought of interpreting public health data intimidating? This narrated, one-hour module introduces the terms used to describe the public's health and provides a basic competency in reading and presenting data. If you've ever looked at terms such as confidence interval or p-value and wondered what they meant, this module is for you.
- List at least three common data sources used to characterize health or disease status of a community
- Define and interpret basic epidemiology measures, such as prevalence, incidence, mortality, and case fatality
- Define and interpret basic biostatistical measures, such as mean, median, confidence interval, and p-value
- Read and interpret tables and graphs
- Determine the appropriate format for data presentation