Northwest Center for Public Health Practice at the University of Washington

Analysis and Interpretation of Public Health Data, Part 2

This is an all levels course offering CPH — Free
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0.75 hours


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In the third 45-minute installment of the five-part series, Basic Concepts in Data Analysis for Community Health Assessment, we continue instruction on how to analyze and interpret data for public health purposes, begun in the preceding course.


This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills.  

This learning opportunity addresses training topics identified in PHWINS 2017. 


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What You'll Learn

  • List six measures commonly used in public health
  • Describe the difference between uses of incidence and prevalence rates
  • Explain different ways to measure statistically significant difference
  • Describe how to deal with the problems of unstable rates and small numbers

Competency Terms

Analytical/Assessment Skills
Data Analysis
Community Health Assessment

Related Occupations

Health Educator
Program Director
Public health - multiple occupations will benefit
Public Health Agency Director
Public Health Informatics Specialist
Public Health Information Specialist/Officer
Student - Professional & Scientific

Related Job Tasks

Monitor health status to identify and solve community health problems
Conduct community assessments
Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services
Analyze & Interpret data