Chapter

Analysis of Proportions

Theodore R. Holford

in Multivariate Methods in Epidemiology

Published in print July 2002 | ISBN: 9780195124408
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864270 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124408.003.0003

Series: Monographs in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Analysis of Proportions

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This chapter introduces simple methods that can be applied to the analysis of proportions. The first section discusses some typical study designs that give rise to data that can be analyzed in this form. It then discusses various methods for estimating the association between exposure to factors and risk of disease, where the exposure is measured either as simply “yes” or “no,” or in greater detail that actually reflects the level of exposure. Finally, the problem of jointly analyzing putative risk factors is considered by discussing methods for estimating the effect of one factor while controlling another. Exercises are provided at the end of the chapter.

Keywords: yield proportion; single binary risk factor; likelihood-based inference; odds ratio; exposure to factors; risk of disease

Chapter.  12681 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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