Friis Chapter 5 –
7. Define the terms primary and secondary data. How would you obtain primary and secondary data? Give examples of applications for which it would be more appropriate to use primary data than secondary data. (5 points)
8. State funding for a childhood injury prevention program has just become available. To gather baseline data on childhood injuries, the staff is discussing whether to conduct a survey or establish a surveillance system.
Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of these two approaches. (4 points)
If a surveillance system were to be selected, how would you write a case definition for “childhood injury”? (1 point)
12. Review the websites for the:
Connecticut Tumor Registry (Links to an external site.)
California Cancer Registry (Links to an external site.)
New York State Cancer Registry (Links to an external site.)
List three similarities and one difference among these registries (think in terms of how accessible the data is, types of data collected, etc). (4 points)
List Causes of Morbidity and Mortality
Determine the top 10 causes of mortality and the top 5 causes of morbidity for any of the following locations:
At the national US level,
The State of Florida level,
A Florida county level, or
From a Caribbean country
…by going to an appropriate source (eg. CDC, Florida Department of Health, or Caribbean Departments of Health official websites). On a one page paper, list or table the leading causes along with a measure of how much of the population has been impact. You may choose a ‘population of interest’ such as the US population, women or men only, a particular age group, or a racial or ethnic group. Provide the source, and note the type of measure you have included (for example, are the causes listed by overall total, age-adjusted rates, or another pertinent method). (5 points)
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