Epidemiology can use census data or survey data. Epidemiologists would love to have a complete count of everyone (census), and sometimes we need to go find and interview everyone who is exposed to a certain event. However, when describing large population trends, most often we rely on representative samples of the population to give us an indication of how big of a proportion of people are sick or at risk.
On the job, you will often be asked to provide or retrieve information. A good practice is to confirm the intended purpose and the type of data you are expected to provide before responding. You should also provide confirmation of your sources when you respond to the request.
Morbidity (%) 10 18 28 Children (0–14 years) 13 13 23 Adults (15–59 years) 10 20 27 Elderly (over 60 years) 8 18 34 Mortality (%) 5 25 40 Children (0–14 years) 7 19 35 Adults (15–59 years) 5 29 40
Based on the additional information about Centervale, your readings, and research, respond to the following:
In this module, you have been asked to clarify a news reporter’s summary statement that traffic accidents are increasing. You have been given this rather cryptic chart, and your office keeps some standard data about Centervale. The data that your office keeps is on a spreadsheet that is attached below. The first page of data was probably taken from the most recent Census Bureau report (2010). Another tab (or sheet) of the spreadsheet contains data that was collected by the police department. You can assume that all motor vehicle accidents with injury or death are reported.
You may use statistics, charts, or visualizations to show what is known.
When working people are hospitalized or dead, it is considered a burden to the community; the community loses a productive member. Most drivers are what we consider of working age. After puzzling over the chart, you decide that people might understand it better if you explain things in terms of hospitalizations and fatalities. You can say, for example, that 13 percent of hospitalizations of children under 15 years in Simon Township are caused by motor vehicle accidents. The chart also indicates that 40 percent of deaths in Taylor Township are caused by motor vehicle accidents
You should utilize at least 2 scholarly sources beyond the course readings in your research. Your paper should be written in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Write a 3–4-page report in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.