[Pophealth] Health Disparities Calculator
hagopian at u.washington.edu
Thu May 3 07:07:24 PDT 2012
This is kind of cool.
Nancy Krieger, PhD
Professor, Department of Society, Human Development, and Health
Harvard School of Public Health
677 Huntington Avenue, Kresge 717
Boston, MA 02115 (USA)
email: nkrieger at hsph.harvard.edu
>>> "Scott, Susan (NIH/NCI) [E]" 05/02/12 1:20 PM >>>
New Release of HD*Calc Version 1.2.1
The Health Disparities Calculator (HD*Calc) is a statistical software program that generates multiple summary measures for evaluating and monitoring health disparities. Data such as cancer rates, survival, and stage at diagnosis, which are categorized by groups such as ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status, and geographic areas, can be used with HD*Calc to generate 11 absolute and relative summary measures of disparity. Its use is not limited to the cancer domain. HD*Calc can be used either as an extension of SEER*Stat, which allows users to import Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) data, or on its own with other population-based health data, such as from the National Health Interview Survey, California Health Interview Survey, Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey, and National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
* The SEER*Stat dictionary file now allows users importing data from SEER*Stat to select variable types (i.e., time, disparity, stratification).
* Users can now specify more than one Disparity variable (which HD*Calc will combine).
* Data are exportable to the Joinpoint Regression Program, allowing users to compute confidence intervals and test for significance in trends.
HD*Calc is located on the SEER Web site at http://seer.cancer.gov/hdcalc/.This work is supported by the Surveillance Research Program and Applied Research Program within the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the National Cancer Institute.
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