Chapter 10. Categorical and Continuous Variables: Diagnostic Statistics

  1. Jennifer Peat1 and
  2. Belinda Barton2
  1. Jean Baudrillard French Semiologist

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755945.ch10

Medical Statistics: A Guide to Data Analysis and Critical Appraisal

Medical Statistics: A Guide to Data Analysis and Critical Appraisal

How to Cite

Peat, J. and Barton, B. (2005) Categorical and Continuous Variables: Diagnostic Statistics, in Medical Statistics: A Guide to Data Analysis and Critical Appraisal, Blackwell Publishing Inc., Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470755945.ch10

Author Information

  1. 1

    Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Sydney and Senior Hospital Statistician, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia

  2. 2

    Head of Children's Hospital Education Research Institute (CHERI) and Psychologist, Neurogenetics Research Unit, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727918123

Online ISBN: 9780470755945

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Keywords:

  • diagnostic statistics;
  • coding;
  • measurement;
  • X-ray;
  • fractures

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Coding

  • Positive and negative predictive values

  • Research question

  • Sensitivity and specificity

  • SpPin and SnNout

  • Confidence intervals

  • Study design

  • Likelihood ratio

  • ROC curves

  • Research question

  • Reporting the results

  • Notes for critical appraisal