The Epi Info™ Community Health Assessment Tutorial was produced by the collaborative efforts of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Assessment Initiative (AI), and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH).
The tutorial introduces you to the basic concepts of Epi Info™ with a series of ten lessons, along with a lesson for Intermediate Analysis that contains more advanced concepts. It is recommended that you follow the lessons in the order presented, as each lesson builds upon knowledge gained from the previous lesson. The Intermediate Analysis lesson introduces some advanced skills and uses data relevant to everyday epidemiologic work.
The Epi Info™ Community Health Assessment Tutorial includes a survey adapted from New York State; however, the survey data used for the analyses were created for the tutorial. Anonymous data relating to New York State were taken from different datasets referenced in Appendix I: Data Sources. The survey and datasets presented here relate to Community Health Assessments, and specifically Asthma; however, they can be used to teach the Epi Info™ program to any user and to illustrate how the program can be used to gather, analyze, and present data.
To complete the tutorial you will need the latest version of Epi Info™, a copy of the tutorial, and the sample datasets and project files. Once installed, Epi Info™ creates a folder on the C: drive called Epi_Info. Within the Epi_Info folder, create a new folder called EIHA Tutorial. Your tutorial datasets and project files need to be downloaded to this folder.
Trainer materials can be requested through the Epi Info™ Help Desk.
Use the drop-down list below to download the full tutorial (pdf or doc) or individual chapters (pdf) from the book.
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Lesson 1 - Make View
Lesson 2 - Check Code
Lesson 3 - Enter Data
Lesson 4 - Analysis Basics
Lesson 5 - Analysis Creating Statistics
Lesson 6 - Analysis Epi Graph
Lesson 7 - Analysis Exporting Data
Lesson 8 - Analysis Data Management
Lesson 9 - Epi Map
Lesson 10 - Epi Report
EIHAT Project Files.zip [ZIP - 6.07 MB] contains all of the sample datasets and project files needed to complete the Epi Info™ Community Health Assessment Tutorial.
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