Health Care Organization and Delivery
Creating and Interpreting a Table
• Organize and display data
• Recognize data patterns and/or anomalies
• Write an interpretive paragraph discussing data
Select a chronic condition. Search the CDC web site for statistics from the National Center for Health Statistics, http://www.cdc.gov/nchs, in order to find the prevalence of your selected chronic condition by age category and gender for two regions within the United States. Use this data to construct a table.
Examine your table carefully looking for patterns by gender or age group. Do both regions follow a similar pattern? Are there differences between regions? What might account for similarities or difference? Write a paragraph interpreting the table. Point out only the highlights, general patterns, and/or data that differ from the general pattern. What conclusions can you draw from your data?