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Epi Tools Everyone Can Use Emily Mosites, MPH Alice Green, DVM Katie Garman, MPH
Objectives Review concepts from regional outbreak training –Line list –Resources for outbreaks Demonstrate use of statistical software to develop –Epi-curve –Symptom profile –2x2 tables (OR, RR) Data management/ analysis tips
Regional Outbreak Training Objectives Provide Regional Health Departments with tools to investigate clusters and outbreaks Today: foodborne diseases –Concepts are generalizable Promote collaboration and understanding between epidemiologists/CEDS staff, environmentalists, and laboratorians –Epi-Ready model
The Stool Foodborne illness investigations Lab Epidemiology Environmental
Why Excel? If you dont want to start having dreams in SAS code If you have never heard of EpiInfo If you find yourself doing analysis in the middle of the woods with only Microsoft ® Office USE EXCEL!!!
Overview Summarizing Data with PivotTables RR, OR, and Chi Squares Test Page Incubation period and EpiCurve We will send you an excel workbook with these formulas and explanations!
Why use SAS in an outbreak investigation? Its powerful Fishers exact Easy to screen large numbers of variables Its subsidized by CDC Its fun!! Embrace your dorkiness