Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2003 14:39:57 -0400
Reply-To: Christina Cutshaw <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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From: Christina Cutshaw <email@example.com>
Subject: Interaction term significant but sub-group p-value is not
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Does anyone know why one would have a significant interaction term but
the odds ratios of the specific subgroup is not significant?
I have two variables: affiliation (3 nominal groups A, B, C) and staff
In my binary logistic model I ran: affiliation, staff, and an
interaction term affiliation*staff.
In my output I have:
Affiliation B (1) ignore
Affiliation C (2) ignore
Staff (1) use info for affiliation reference group A
Affiliation B(1)*staff (1) p=0.101 (ignore OR, etc.)
Affiliation C( 2)*staff (1) p=0.020 (ignore OR etc.)
The odds ratio, CI and p-value of staff (1) the Affiliation (2) group is
OR=4.50, 95% CI=0.89, 22.64, p=0.068
Why would the interaction term be significant at p=0.020 but the p-value
for the actual group is 0.068?