With Epi Info™ and a personal computer, epidemiologists and other public health and medical professionals can rapidly develop a questionnaire or form, customize the data entry process, and enter and analyze data. Epidemiologic statistics, tables, graphs, and maps are produced with simple commands such as READ, FREQ, LIST, TABLES, GRAPH, and MAP. Epi Map displays geographic maps with data from Epi Info™.
Epi Info™ for Windows retains many features of the familiar Epi Info™ for DOS, while offering Windows ease of use strengths such as point-and-click commands, graphics, fonts, and printing.
Key Features of Epi Info™
Maximum compatibility with industry standards, including:
Microsoft Access and other SQL and ODBC databases
Visual Basic, Version 6
World Wide Web browsers and HTML
Extensibility, so that organizations outside CDC can produce additional modules
Epi Report, a tool that allows the user to combine Analysis output, Enter data and any data contained in Access or SQL Server and present it in a professional format. The generated reports can be saved as HTML files for easy distribution or web publishing.
Epi Map, an ArcView®-compatible GIS
NutStat, a nutrition anthropometry program that calculates percentiles and z-scores using either the 2000 CDC or the 1978 CDC/WHO growth reference
Logistic regression and Kaplan-Meier survival analysis
Data Compare does double data entry comparison
Epi Lock password protects, encrypts, and compresses Epi Info™ data
Allows analysis and import of other file types
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Used worldwide for the rapid assessment of disease outbreaks