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Displaying and Interpreting Epidemiologic
Variables - Module V

Portions of this module were adapted from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “Principles of Epidemiology, Second Edition, An Introduction to Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics”

Introduction

Module V is designed to prepare public health workers to meet the following objectives:

  • Define the three categories of epidemiologic variables
  • Identify the three main methods used to organize epidemiologic data
  • Correctly interpret graphic presentations of epidemiologic data
  • Choose appropriate display methods and formats for specific kinds of epidemiologic data