# To understand the calculation and use of attack rates and descriptive statistics in epidemiology Community members who attended the Annual Neighborhood picnic earlier today are

To understand the calculation and use of attack rates and descriptive statistics in epidemiology Community members who attended the Annual Neighborhood picnic earlier today are experiencing illness which they believe is related to food served at the picnic. Using the information below: 1). Calculate the attack rate(s). Show your work. 2). Determine which food is mostly likely to have caused the illness? Number of People Who Ate Specified   Food Number of People Who Do Not Eat   Specified Food Ill Well Total Ill Well Total Ham 29 17 46 17 12 29 Spinach 26 17 43 20 12 32 Potatoes 23 14 37 24 14 38 Salad 18 10 28 28 19 47 Rolls 21 16 37 25 13 38 During the investigation process, investigators questioned each person who became ill and who also ate ham and/or potatoes, how many slices of ham and how many potatoes they ate. Using the information below: 3) Calculate the mean, median, mode, and range of the amount of ham and the amount of potatoes. Number of slices of ham eaten: 1, 3, 4, 2, 1, 2, 2, 2, 4, 5, 3, 2, 4, 1, 2, 6, 2, 4, 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 1, 2, 2 Number of potatoes eaten: 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 1, 9, 6, 8, 4, 10, 14, 6, 4, 3, 2, 7, 3, 1, 7, 5, 9, 4, 15, 5, 5 4) For each food item, calculate the total percentage of people who became ill. (Total number of people who became ill divided by the total number of people). 5). Discuss your findings and explain how the study of epidemiology and use of descriptive statistics can assist in disease prevention. Submit your response as an APA page (at least one page) not counting the title page and reference page. 6). Submit all parts for grading.