This project report presents an analysis of the association between age and gender variables with the prevalence of meningitis and an evaluation on the cost of meningitis containment from a public health perspective. The study predicted that infants and adolescents were at higher risk of having meningitis than other age groups, and that there was no difference in the prevalence of meningitis between males and females. The Statistical Package for Social Services (SPSS) was utilized to analyze the 2010 National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS) data using T-test and Chi-Square statistics. The findings of this study suggested that there was no association between the studied variables and meningitis. This study also provided implications on the substantial economic burden on a public health infrastructure in efforts to prevent and treat the disease.
|Commitee:||Erlyana, Erlyana, Sinay, Tony|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Health Care Administration|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 54/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Health care management|
|Keywords:||Economic burden, Meningitis, Public health infrastructure|
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