Assignment 2: Exploring Indicators of Health Status

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In this assignment, you will explore the two indicators of health status—morbidity and mortality—to understand how data is collected and presented to draw conclusions and make inferences.

Morbidity

Go to your local health department's website and locate health status reports for smoking.

Locate charts and tables relating to cancer-related deaths. Review the data and in not more than 2 paragraphs, summarize what you find by describing the data in terms of person, place, and time.

Mortality

Go to your local health department's website and locate health status (or surveillance) reports.

Locate charts and tables relating to the leading causes of death. Review the data for the leading causes of death as reported by your local health department and in not more than 2 paragraphs, summarize what you find by describing the data in terms of person, place, and time.

Write your summaries in a Microsoft Word document.

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