FoodNet Fast: Population Survey Tool FAQ
Information About Data
The data include people’s responses to questions about
- consumption of foods
- consumption of drinking water
- consumption of raw milk
- dietary practices
- food handling practices
- food safety behaviors
- contact with animals
- contact with recreational water
- recent travel history
- vomiting and diarrheal illness symptoms
- health-seeking behavior
You can see single or multiple exposures and can filter by sex, race, age group, geographic location, and season.
FoodNet collects these data to assess how often people
- have diarrheal illness
- have exposures associated with diarrheal illness
- seek health care for diarrheal illness
- eat various foods
The data can help
Using the Population Survey Tool
A confidence interval is a range of values that’s likely to include a certain value. A 95% confidence interval means the range will include the true value of that number 95% of the time.
The standard error of a mean approximates the standard deviation of a population mean based on a statistical sample of that population. It measures how much discrepancy is likely to be in the sample mean relative to the true population mean.