Units for incidence input


(Ben Ewald) #1

What are the units for incidence that BenMap expects in the incidence input file? My local data is cases per 100,000 people per year, but this fails validation. BenMap seems to want a number between zero and one.
Is the incidence cases per person, or cases per 100 people?
Ben Ewald


(Neal) #2

Hi Ben,

You’ll need to express your baseline incidence as a rate per person per day for short-term functions and as a rate per person per year for long-term functions (e.g. long-term PM-related mortality).

Hope this helps!

-Neal