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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Posted: February 28th, 2019, 1:07 pm
by Benewcomb
hey how many pages of notes do we get for state?
thx!

Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Posted: February 28th, 2019, 1:09 pm
by Unome
hey how many pages of notes do we get for state?
thx!
I don't believe IN's modifications apply to the state tournament, only to regionals (going off of vague memory here).

Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Posted: February 28th, 2019, 1:15 pm
by UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F
hey how many pages of notes do we get for state?
thx!
I don't believe IN's modifications apply to the state tournament, only to regionals (going off of vague memory here).
To add to this, the national rules are one sheet, front and back

Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Posted: March 2nd, 2019, 7:31 am
by Benewcomb
hey how many pages of notes do we get for state?
thx!
I don't believe IN's modifications apply to the state tournament, only to regionals (going off of vague memory here).
To add to this, the national rules are one sheet, front and back
thak you so much!

Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Posted: March 15th, 2019, 4:21 pm
by 404ic
Hi everyone,

I was assigned DD for state after regionals and I've never done the event before. I see an abundance of resources in this forum and it's slightly overwhelming. Does anyone have any tips on where to begin (besides the wiki)?

Thanks,
me

Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Posted: March 15th, 2019, 4:54 pm
by UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F
Hi everyone,

I was assigned DD for state after regionals and I've never done the event before. I see an abundance of resources in this forum and it's slightly overwhelming. Does anyone have any tips on where to begin (besides the wiki)?

Thanks,
me
Take a look through the CDC textbook and skim through some of it. Maybe look at the MMWR or the CDC game Solve the Outbreak to get an intuition for the event. After that, read through the rules and take notes for all the topics mentioned. After that, you should be more than fine. Hopefully you have a good partner. I recommend taking a practice test or two before states together.

Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Posted: March 16th, 2019, 1:38 pm
by huppada
Hi everyone,

I was assigned DD for state after regionals and I've never done the event before. I see an abundance of resources in this forum and it's slightly overwhelming. Does anyone have any tips on where to begin (besides the wiki)?

Thanks,
me
Take a look through the CDC textbook and skim through some of it. Maybe look at the MMWR or the CDC game Solve the Outbreak to get an intuition for the event. After that, read through the rules and take notes for all the topics mentioned. After that, you should be more than fine. Hopefully you have a good partner. I recommend taking a practice test or two before states together.
Also, take and absorb as many tests as you can. This event mainly asks you the same type of questions, and taking multiple tests is a easy and effective way to cover all the topics.

Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Posted: March 23rd, 2019, 11:33 am
by Froggie
I'm getting conflicting answers about the formula for incidence. I know that incidence rate is cases/(person*time). Some sources say that incidence is cases/population/time, while others say that incidence is new cases/population. Does anyone have a definite formula?

Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Posted: March 23rd, 2019, 11:36 am
by UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F
I'm getting conflicting answers about the formula for incidence. I know that incidence rate is cases/(person*time). Some sources say that incidence is cases/population/time, while others say that incidence is new cases/population. Does anyone have a definite formula?
Cases/population/time and cases/population are effectively the same thing if a time range is given (e.g. 6 cases/person/year vs 6 cases/person in one year or 10 cases/person/year vs 20 cases/person in two years). I would just go with the former.

Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Posted: March 23rd, 2019, 12:14 pm
by Froggie
I'm getting conflicting answers about the formula for incidence. I know that incidence rate is cases/(person*time). Some sources say that incidence is cases/population/time, while others say that incidence is new cases/population. Does anyone have a definite formula?
Cases/population/time and cases/population are effectively the same thing if a time range is given (e.g. 6 cases/person/year vs 6 cases/person in one year or 10 cases/person/year vs 20 cases/person in two years). I would just go with the former.
Ok that's what I thought. Thanks!