Medical Statistics Made Easy

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MEDICAL STATISTICS MADE EASY

Michael Harris
General Practitioner and Lecturer in
General Practice, Bath, UK

and

Gordon Taylor
Senior Research Fellow in Medical Statistics,
University of Bath, Bath, UK

LONDON AND NEW YORK

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Abbreviations vii
  • Preface ix
  • About the Authors x
  • Foreword xi
  • How to Use This Book 1
  • How This Book is Designed 4
  • Percentages 7
  • Mean 9
  • Median 12
  • Mode 14
  • Standard Deviation 16
  • Confidence Intervals 20
  • P Values 24
  • T Tests and Other Parametric Tests 28
  • Mann-Whitney and Other Non-Parametric Tests 31
  • Chi-Squared 34
  • Risk Ratio 37
  • Odds Ratio 40
  • Risk Reduction and Numbers Needed to Treat 43
  • Correlation 48
  • Regression 53
  • Survival Analysis: Life Tables and Kaplan-Meier Plots 57
  • The Cox Regression Model 60
  • Sensitivity, Specificity and Predictive Value 62
  • Level of Agreement and Kappa 67
  • Other Concepts 69
  • Statistics at Work 73
  • Glossary 94
  • Index 113
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