|Date: ||Fri, 23 Apr 2004 12:49:05 -0300|
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|From: ||Marcos Sanches <marcos.sanches@IPSOS.COM.BR>|
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|Subject: ||RES: stats question on odds|
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It is not a proportion, but an odds, which can vary from 0 to infinite.
Even so the binomial test is apropriate? Another point is that at first
the males are not independent of the entire population because they are
part or the entire population. This isn't a problem?
My questions are due to the fact that I am also interested in this
issue. I am used to constructing confidence interval for the odds ratio
between males and females, if the interval does not include the value
one, then the odds ratio is significant and this is usually everything I
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Enviada em: sexta-feira, 23 de abril de 2004 11:06
Assunto: Re: stats question on odds
Paul Mcgeoghan wrote:
>I have a stats question which I wonder someone can help with.
>A paper states that the ratio of men who use alcohol hazardously
>(1:1.2) was considerably higher than in the population (1:2.5).
>I have been asked to perform an appropriate test to explain whether or
>not this is a statistically valid conclusion.
>In the sample, there were 200 people in total (53% of men used alcohol
>hazardously and 44% of women).
>What do I use?
>Thanks for any replies,
The simplest test of your hypothesis as to whether this difference
is statistically signifcant would be the binomial test. You have a
proportion of 0.46 for males (1/2.2) and a proportion of 0.29 for the
entirepopulation (1/3.5). The binomial test would test the hypothesis
that the proportion for males is significantly different thatn the
proportion for the overall poplation. The information you give with
respect to sample size isn't nparticularily useful since we don't know
how many males and females are sampled although you could determine the
number based on the percentages given.
"A True Prince"
C.S. Mott Center
Dept. of OB/GYN
Wayne State University School of Medicine