Continuous NHANES Web Tutorial – NHANES Analyses (Web-based)
Course Number: WB2007
The NHANES Analyses course demonstrates how to analyze NHANES data with a selected number of statistical techniques. The course begins with the Descriptive Statistics module, which introduces how to generate means, geometric means and proportions for NHANES data. The Hypothesis Testing module highlights the use of t-test and chi-square statistics to test statistical hypotheses about population parameters in NHANES data analysis. Age standardization and population estimate analyses are united in one module, as they both use census data either to perform age adjustment or generate population totals. In the next module, both simple and multiple linear regression models are introduced, showing how to examine the association between covariate(s) and a health outcome. Finally, the Logistic Regression module demonstrates how to assess the probability of a disease or health condition as a function of one or multiple risk factors.
TARGET AUDIENCE: This course was targeted to a broad range of NHANES users – public health and other government staff involved in NHANES analyses research and education community analysts who use NHANES for scientific studies or education purposes public health and medical professionals who use NHANES data for planning, policy making or public health programs and other users of NHANES statistics or groups interested in NHANES
MATERIALS: Web browser with Adobe Acrobat Reader plug-in installed and connected to the internet. Adobe Flash plug-in and speakers recommended, but not required.