PART IV – Analysis and Interpretation

MEASURES OF ASSOCIATION

PART IV – Analysis and Interpretation

In the case-control study, the odds ratio for alfalfa sprouts was 29, with the 95% confidence interval 7.5 – 545.2.

Answer these questions

  1. Is this odds ratio statistically significant? Please explain.
  2. Do you think there is a causal relationship between exposure (eating alfalfa sprouts) and disease? Please explain (using the applicable criteria under “Does Association Mean Causality” in your modular homepage).

SLP Assignment Expectations

Length: should be at least 4 pages (1000 words) in length, APA format

Required Reading

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2012). Lesson one: Introduction to epidemiology: Lesson 3 Section 5: Measure of Association. Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health Practice, 3rd Edition. Retrieved May 1, 2019, from https://www.cdc.gov/csels/dsepd/ss1978/lesson3/section5.html

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2009). Outbreak of Salmonella serotype Saintpaul infections associated with eating alfalfa sprouts – United States, 2009. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 58(18), 500-503. Retrieved on May 22, 2012, from http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5818a4.htm

Meirik O. (n.d.). Cohort and case-control studies. Retrieved May 1, 2019, from http://www.gfmer.ch/Books/Reproductive_health/Cohort_and_case_control_studies.html

Thiese, M. S. (2014). Observational and interventional study design types; an overview. Biochemia Medica, 24(2), 199. Available via EBSCOHOST