Mesa County Public Health Flu-View

Mesa County Flu Hospitalization Meter

Flu Hospitalization Incidence Rate

Flu Hospitalization Rates by Age

Mesa County Cumulative Influenza Hospitalizations

Western Slope Hospitalizations

 

Methods

Flu Meter:

The Flu meter ranges from low to high using Mesa County influenza hospitalization data from the 2012-2013 to 2017-2018 flu seasons. This data was retrieved from the Colorado Electronic Disease Reporting System (CEDRS) and recorded weekly in alignment with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) disease reporting weeks. The average number of influenza hospitalizations per week was used for the “Normal” position of the Flu Meter. Zero hospitalizations bounds the scale on the “Low” end, while the “High” end of the scale is two standard deviations (the number used to tell how measurements for a group are spread out from the average) above the average. Throughout the flu season, as weekly CEDRS data are updated, the Flu Meter will update to reflect the level of influenza hospitalizations in the community.

Flu Incidence Rate:

This chart is created by calculating the hospitalization incidence rate in Mesa County by CDC disease reporting week, which run from Sunday-Saturday. Incidence rate is the number of new cases per population in a given time period, which is then typically multiplied by 100,000 to allow for comparisons across groups that do not have the same population. In this case, the number of new hospitalizations during the previous week is divided by Mesa County’s population and then multiplied by 100,000. This chart is not age-adjusted. Population estimates are provided by the Department of Local Affairs.

Flu Hospitalization Rate by Age Group:

This chart is created by calculating the total hospitalization incidence rate by age group in Mesa County. Incidence rate is the number of new cases per population in a given time period, which is then typically multiplied by 100,000 to allow for comparisons across groups that do not have the same population. In this case, the number of new hospitalizations by age group is divided by Mesa County’s population of that age group and then multiplied by 100,000. This chart is not age-adjusted. Population estimates are provided by the Department of Local Affairs.

Mesa County Cumulative Influenza Hospitalizations:

This chart is created by calculating the total amount of hospitalizations due to influenza in Mesa County by CDC disease reporting week, which run from Sunday – Saturday. This chart compares the previous 4 years and represents total numbers (not rates) of people hospitalized due to influenza in Mesa County.

Please note that all dashboards are best viewed in Google Chrome.

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