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Chi Square

Chi Square

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Published by Menjale Julao
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Published by: Menjale Julao on Apr 02, 2011
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Analysis of Enumerative DataAnalysis of Enumerative Data
By: BLBy: BL
 
Learning ObjectivesLearning Objectives
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At the end of the two-hour lecture, the first year medical students shall be able to:
1.describe the experiment using enumerative data2.compute hypothesis testing using the chi-square tes3.describe the 2 x 2 contingency table (i.e. the observeand expected tables)4.state the significance of test using the contingency-table approach
 
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Cancer
A hypothesis has been proposed that breast cancerin women is caused in part by events that occur betweenthe age at menarche (i.e. the age when menstruationbegins) and the age at first childbirth. In particular, thehypothesis states that the risk of breast cancer increases at the length of this time interval increases. If this theory iscorrect, then an important risk factor for breast cancer isage at first birth. This theory would explain in part whybreast cancer is age at first birth. This theory wouldexplain in part breast cancer incidence seems to be higherfor women in the upper socioeconomic groups, since theytend to have their children relatively late.

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