## Using and Understanding Medical StatisticsSince the first edition of this work, developments in computer technology have affected the practice of medicine and the methods of analyzing medical data. The book includes two new chapters, one providing introduction to longitudinal data, the other looking at clinical trials. |

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### Contents

Basic Concepts | 1 |

Tests of Significance | 11 |

Approximate Significance Tests for Contingency Tables | 38 |

Some Warnings Concerning 2 2 Tables | 56 |

KaplanMeier or ActuarialSurvival Curves | 64 |

The LogRank or MantelHaenszel Test for the Comparison | 75 |

An Introduction to the Normal Distribution | 84 |

Analyzing Normally Distributed Data | 98 |

Binary Logistic Regression | 136 |

Proportional Hazards Regression | 150 |

The Analysis of Longitudinal Data | 161 |

The Question of Sample Size | 187 |

Further Comments Regarding Clinical Trials | 209 |

Epidemiological Applications | 224 |

References | 237 |

Linear Regression Models for Medical Data | 118 |

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