Report of the State Epidemiological Workgroup to The Advisory Council. Presented by Martin Arocena, Ph. D. Purpose of the SEW:. The Texas State Epidemiological workgroup’s purpose is to provide data and relevant information to the Advisory Council to:
Presented by Martin Arocena, Ph. D.
Epidemiologists measure the magnitude and severity of a health problem and its consequences in society and the individuals through the collection and analyses of archival and survey statistics.
This type of work allows public health specialist to design interventions that help control the problem in a given area.
In our case, the problem is the consumption of alcohol, tobacco and drugs by the residents of Texas, and our collective goal is:
“To Move the Needle”
Attribution is a very important concept used in epidemiology to select indicators.
Given two variables, the epidemiologist establishes the direction of the relationship and its strength.The Concept of Attribution
DSHS’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (The Risk Survey)
Violence rate includes aggravated assault, rape, and robbery. It is associated with alcohol abuse.
The crime reports shows that Texas’ violence rate per population is higher than the national rate.