Lesson 4 - Comparing Groups In Terms of Disease Occurrence and Frequency

Lesson 4 Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, you should be able to:

  • Organize disease frequency data into a 2 x 2 epidemiological table.
  • Calculate and describe Risk Ratios and Odds Ratios to compare groups.
  • Calculate and describe Risk Differences and Population Attributable Risk to compare groups.
  • Recognize situations in which direct or indirect standardization should be considered.
  • Given the required data, standardize a rate with a direct and indirect method.