Here is the scenario:

I have 5 year average information for # of reported Campylobacter cases (a bacterial gastrointestinal illness) for a particular region.

# from April to June, 2014-2019

2014 = 2 cases

2015 = 5 cases

2016 = 0 cases

2017= 6 cases

2018 = 11 cases

Which makes the 5 year average for April - June from 2014-2018 = 4.8

2019 =10 cases

I want to know if the 10 cases from 2019 is a statistically significant increase based on the data collected from the previous 5 years. I have some biostats classes under my belt, but it has been awhile so I need some guidance on how to get started (I understand p-values, etc). I have access to STATA if it can easily be calculated using this software.

Thank you!!!

I have 5 year average information for # of reported Campylobacter cases (a bacterial gastrointestinal illness) for a particular region.

# from April to June, 2014-2019

2014 = 2 cases

2015 = 5 cases

2016 = 0 cases

2017= 6 cases

2018 = 11 cases

Which makes the 5 year average for April - June from 2014-2018 = 4.8

2019 =10 cases

I want to know if the 10 cases from 2019 is a statistically significant increase based on the data collected from the previous 5 years. I have some biostats classes under my belt, but it has been awhile so I need some guidance on how to get started (I understand p-values, etc). I have access to STATA if it can easily be calculated using this software.

Thank you!!!

Last edited: