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1 Contingency Tables: Tests for independence and homogeneity (§10.5) How to test hypotheses of independence (association) and homogeneity (similarity) for general two-way cross classifications of count data. Terms: Contingency Table Cross-Classification Table Measure of association Independence in two-way tables Chi-Square Test for Independence or Homogeneity
2 A university conducted a study concerning faculty teaching evaluation classification by students. A sample of 467 faculty is randomly selected, and each person is classified according to rank (Instructor, Assistant Professor, etc. ) and teaching evaluation (Above, Average, Below). Each person has two categorical responses. Data can be formatted into a cross- tabulation or contingency table. Test of Independence or Association
3 Is the level of teaching evaluation related to rank? Are Professors more likely to be judged above average than other ranks? Two variables that have been categorized in a two-way table are independent if the probability that a measurement is classified into a given cell of the table is equal to the probability of being classified into that row times the probability of being classified into that column. This must be true for all cells of the table. What are we interested in from this two-way classification table? H o : Teaching Evaluation and Rank are independent variables.
4 The independence assumption: Expected Observed r=#rows=3, c=#cols=4, 3 4 table. df = (r-1)(c-1) Test Statistic:
6 Expected Counts Assumptions: no E ij < 1, and no more than 20% of E ij < 5.
7 Reject H o Individual Cell Chi Square Values There is evidence of an association between rank and evaluation. Note that we observed less Assistant Professors getting below average evaluations (13) than we would expect under independence (26.2). Chi Square value is 6.67.
8 Minitab Input data in this way STAT > TABLES > Cross Tabs Classification Variables: rank eval Check Chi-square Analysis, and Above and Std. residual Frequencies are in: count rankevalcount 1130 1248 1336 2113 2250 2362 3120 3235 3345 4135 4243 4350
16 Test of Homogeneity Suppose we wish to determine if there is an association between a rare disease and another more common categorical variable (e.g. smoking). We can’t just take a random sample of subjects and hope to get enough cases (subjects with the disease). One solution is to choose a fixed number of cases, and a fixed number of controls, and classify each according to whether they are smokers or not. The same chi square test of independence applies here, but since we are sampling within subpopulations (have fixed margin totals), this is now called a chi square test of homogeneity (of distributions).
17 Homogeneity Null Hypothesis In general, if the column categories represent c distinct subpopulations, random samples of size n 1, n 2, …, n c are selected from each and classified into the r values of a categorical variable represented by the rows of the contingency table. The hypothesis of interest here is if there a difference in the distribution of subpopulation units among the r levels of the categorical variable, i.e. are the subpopulations homogenous or not. Subpop 1 = Subpop 2= … =Subpop c 11 12... 1c 21 22... 2c :: r1 r2... rc ij = proportion of subpop j subjects (j=1,…,c) that fall in category i (i=1,…,r).
19 Example: Myocardial Infarction (MI) Data was collected to determine if there is an association between myocardial infarction and smoking in women. 262 women suffering from MI were classified according to whether they had ever smoked or not. Two controls (patients with other acute disorders) were matched to every case. Is the incidence of smoking the same for MI and non-MI sufferers? H o : the incidence of MI is homogenous with respect to smoking H o : 11 = 12 and 21 = 22
20 Example: MI results in MTB Stat -> Tables -> Chi-Square Test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chi-Square Test: MI Yes, MI No Expected counts are printed below observed counts MI Yes MI No Total 1 172 173 345 115.74 229.26 2 90 346 436 146.26 289.74 Total 262 519 781 Chi-Sq = 27.352 + 13.808 + 21.643 + 10.926 = 73.729 DF = 1, P-Value = 0.000 Conclude: there is evidence of lack of homogeneity of incidence of MI with respect to smoking.
21 Odds and Odds Ratios Sometimes probabilities are expressed as odds, e.g. Gambling circles. (Why?) Biomedical studies. (Easy interpretation in logistic regression, etc.) Odds of Event A = P(A) (1-P(A)) P(A) = Odds of A / (1 + Odds of A) Ex: A horse has odds of 3 to 2 of winning. This means that in every 3+2=5 races the horse wins 3 and loses 2. So P(Wins) = 3/5. To use the above formula express the odds as d to 1, so 1.5 to 1 in this case. Thus P(Wins) = 1.5 / (1+1.5) = 1.5 / 2.5 = 3/5.
22 Example: MI and Odds Ratios For women sufferers of MI, the proportion who ever smoked is 172/262 = 0.656. In other words, the odds that a woman MI sufferer is a smoker are 0.656/(1-0.656) = 1.9. For women non-sufferers of MI, the proportion who ever smoked is 173/519 = 0.333. In other words, the odds that a woman non-MI sufferer is a smoker are 0.333/(1-0.333) = 0.5. We can now calculate the odds ratio of being a smoker among MI sufferers: OR = 1.9/0.5 = 3.82 Among MI suffers, the odds of being a smoker are about 4 times the odds of not being a smoker. Put another way: a randomly selected MI sufferer is about twice as likely (.656/.333) of being a smoker than of not being one.