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1a Training on EPI INFO 3.3.2 for Use with USAID PATs Materials Developed by The IRIS Center, University of Maryland
2 What is Epi Info? –Produced by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization for the public health sector. Launched in 1985. –Program used to develop a questionnaire or form, customize the data entry process, and enter and analyze data. –Designed to run on Microsoft Windows 98, NT, 2000, and XP.
3 Main Characteristics of Epi Info 3.3 MakeView program for creating data entry template for a survey Controls for limiting data entry errors Data Compare does double data entry comparison Subroutines can be written to automate analysis Allows import and analysis of other file types Can export database to Excel and then use other statistical software for additional analysis, if desired
4 System Requirements Windows 98, NT 4.0, 2000, or XP is required. 32 MB of RAM for Windows 98; 64 MB for Windows 4.0 and 2000; 128 MB for Windows XP. 200 megahertz processor is recommended - 300 for Windows XP. At least 260 megabytes of free hard disk space (Drive C) to install; 130 megabytes after installation
5 Advantages of Epi Info Public domain software that is free to download and use, along with a Help Desk and regular updates Applicable in many fields, such as poverty assessment Point and click commands are easy to learn
6 Epi Info Help Desk email@example.com; (404) 498-6190; FAX (404) firstname.lastname@example.org –Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Eastern Time in the US –English only; limited to 30 minutes per call Website: www.cdc.gov/epiinfowww.cdc.gov/epiinfo