Disease Detectives B/C

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby dragons790 » February 8th, 2015, 5:40 pm

For what study types would you use relative risk, odds ratio, and prevalence odds ratio/prevalence ratio?

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby bernard » February 9th, 2015, 8:03 am

For what study types would you use relative risk, odds ratio, and prevalence odds ratio/prevalence ratio?
Odds ratios are most commonly used in case-control studies, however they can also be used in cross-sectional and cohort study designs as well.
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby dragons790 » February 9th, 2015, 3:45 pm

Yep! Do you know about relative risk and prevalence odds ratio/prevalence ratio too?

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » February 9th, 2015, 3:56 pm

RR is used for Cohort Studies, Prevalence is used for Cross-sectional studies

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby dragons790 » February 9th, 2015, 3:57 pm

That's right.

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » February 9th, 2015, 4:13 pm

Sample Question: Outbreak in Manhattan, blablablabla, CDC investigating using surveillance, blablablablabla.
a) What does CDC stand for?
b) Define surveillance.

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby Mollymcbutter17 » February 21st, 2015, 6:24 pm

1. The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention
 2. The systematic ongoing collection, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of health data.
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » February 22nd, 2015, 7:45 am

Correct!
Hmm... Why isn't it CDCP? Oh well.
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby Mollymcbutter17 » March 8th, 2015, 11:10 am

All right :D ! What is the difference between an endemic and a hyperendemic?
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » March 8th, 2015, 11:16 am

Endemic: disease occurs constantly in a specific area
Hyperendemic: disease occurs at a constant high incidence and prevalence in a specific area


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