Presentation on theme: "Epi Tools Everyone Can Use"— Presentation transcript:
1 Epi Tools Everyone Can Use Emily Mosites, MPHAlice Green, DVMKatie Garman, MPH
2 Objectives Review concepts from regional outbreak training Line listResources for outbreaksDemonstrate use of statistical software to developEpi-curveSymptom profile2x2 tables (OR, RR)Data management/ analysis tips
3 Regional Outbreak Training Objectives Provide Regional Health Departments with tools to investigate clusters and outbreaksToday: foodborne diseasesConcepts are generalizablePromote collaboration and understanding between epidemiologists/CEDS staff, environmentalists, and laboratorians“Epi-Ready” model
4 Foodborne illness investigations The “Stool”Foodborne illness investigationsLabEpidemiologyEnvironmental
10 Why Excel? If you don’t want to start having dreams in SAS code If you have never heard of EpiInfoIf you find yourself doing analysis in the middle of the woods with only Microsoft ® Office™USE EXCEL!!!
11 Overview Summarizing Data with PivotTables RR, OR, and Chi Squares Test PageIncubation period and EpiCurveWe will send you an excel workbook with these formulas and explanations!
12 Why use SAS in an outbreak investigation? It’s powerfulFisher’s exactEasy to screen large numbers of variablesIt’s subsidized by CDCIt’s fun!!Embrace your dorkiness