Public Health Task

First, view the 2020 National Diabetes Statistics Report at: https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pdfs/data/statistics/national-diabetes-statistics-report.pdf (Links to an external site.)Second, utilize the report to respond to some of the following prompts below.

Step 1:

Click on “Reply” below to start a new post for yourself.  You will not be able to see your classmates’ posts until you have posted.  Your original post should include responses to each of the following prompts:

Using the 2020 National Diabetes Statistics Report:

From the 2020 National Diabetes Statistics Report, list the single racial/ethnic group with the highest total prevalence of Diabetes from both Table 1a on page 2 (crude prevalence) and Appendix Table 1 on page 15 (age-adjusted prevalence).Then, explain in simple terms why the highest total prevalence numbers among the racial/ethnic groups are different between these two tables.  (HINT: There is a helpful explanation on pages 62-63 of the textbook and further detail in the PowerPoint).

There are some excellent sources of data available to report up-to-date information on COVID-19 (i.e., incidence, prevalence, mortality rate).  With this in mind, respond to the following prompts:

  3. Provide the website name and the URL for at least 1 reliable online data source for obtaining accurate and trustworthy data on COVID-19 surveillance.

  4. Identify 1 interesting or surprising statistic/number on COVID-19 from the website you listed and share it with the class.

  5. Explain what the statistic/number means in plain language (simple, easy-to-understand terms).  For instance, if you find the case fatality rate surprising, share the rate and explain what the statistic/number means in basic terms.