Nies, M. A., & McEwen, M. (2014). Community/public health nursing: Promoting the health of populations (6th. Ed). Saint Louis, Missouri: Elsevier Health Sciences.
POPULATION – BASED COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING
Rates and Ratios
1. It is determined from a report that City A has 50 new cases of an infectious disease and City B has 150 new cases. What conclusion can be made concerning the incidence of the disease in the two populations? Explain the rationale for your response. (10 points)
2. In Fantasy City between January 1 and December 31, 1993, 35 new cases of tuberculosis were diagnosed. There were a total of 300 cases on the list of active cases on December 31, 1993. The population of Fantasy City was 400,000. Due to tuberculosis, 20 deaths have been recorded during this year period.
What is the incidence rate per 100,000 population for tuberculosis during 1993? (3 points)
What is the prevalence rate of tuberculosis per 100,000on December 31, 1993?
What is the cause-specific death rate per 100,000 for tuberculosis?
3. Compare crude mortality rates for your county with those of your State and the Nation. Determine whether the county rates are higher or lower and hypothesize about reasons for any disparities. (7.5 points)
Choose a disease and using the cause-specific rates compare your county with your state and the Nation. Again determine whether the county rates are higher or lower and hypothesize about reasons for any disparities. This is morbidity rates not mortality rates. (7.5 points)
Total of 35 points
Any Epidemiology sources can be used for this assignment. Please document the
sources. ( APA )