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Categorical Data Analysis II

  • Charles DiMaggio
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Abstract

At the end of the previous chapter, we spent some time considering the difference between statistical significance and the strength of an association. In this chapter, we spend some time on a measure that combines elements of both: the odds ratio, which for 2 ×2 tables, is the recommended test of both the strength and the statistical significance of an association. As with many SAS statistical procedures we have seen, the actual execution of the procedure is fairly simple. The challenge is in understanding the underlying statistical process and interpreting the results.

Keywords

Contingency Table Analysis Proc Freq Lung Cancer Data Odds Ratio Calculation Blue Marble 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles DiMaggio
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  1. 1.Departments of Anesthesiology and Epidemiology College of Physicians and Surgeons Mailman School of Public HealthColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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