I am examining surveillance data of two diseases. I have frequencies of demographics such as age, sex, race/ethnicity and would like to compare the rates of these demographics between the two diseases. What statistical tests would I use to go about doing this?
In essence, I am aiming to examine two standard "Table 1's", where each table has the demographic breakdown of cases of each disease. Such that:
Disease 1: | Disease 2: |Comparison test: Age cases Incidence Rate | Age cases Incidence Rate | xxx 1-10 100 xxx | 1-10 200 xxx | xxx 11-20 260 xxx | 11-20 60 xxx | xxx 21-31 157 xxx | 21-31 257 xxx | xxx Race | Race | xxx White 317 xxx | White 450 xxx | xxx Black 200 xxx | Black 67 xxx | xxx etc.
I am unsure how to approach this, and maybe I am thinking about this in the wrong way.