Online Program

Trend analyses

Sunday, November 3, 2013 : 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Steve Scoppa, BS, Information Management Services, Inc., Calverton, MD
The purpose of this presentation is to provide an overview of trends analyses by using SEER*Stat and other statistical tools. Participants will determine when changes in trends occur by using Joinpoint to analyze data exported from SEER*Stat.

Learning Areas:

Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Biostatistics, economics
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Explain how Joinpoint software can be used to examine trends in age-adjusted incidence rates. Describe how the SEER*Stat software can be used to calculate the annual percent change in rates.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I've been one of the lead developers of the SEER*Stat software for the full 17 years of it's existence. Over that time I've been using the software for the production of published statistics, and providing technical support and training for SEER*Stat. This includes training at the 2008 and 2011 APHA meetings.
Any relevant financial relationships? Yes

Name of Organization Clinical/Research Area Type of relationship
IMS, Inc. Software development and data analysis Employment (includes retainer)

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.