Descriptive and Analytic Epidemiology
Below is epidemiologic data collected on an unknown pathogen.
Your task for this case assignment:
1. Describe these data by person, place, and time (i.e. descriptive epidemiology). For more information on descriptive epidemiology, please refer to the reference document (attached).
2. Provide possible explanations for the pattern of this disease.
Figure 1: Incidence Rate of Unknown Disease by Age and Gender
Figure 2: Geographical Distribution of Unknown Disease in the United States
Figure 3: Incidence Rate of Unknown Disease by State
Figure 4: Frequency of Unknown Disease by Month of Onset
Figure 5: Frequency of Unknown Disease by Year