A hybrid paired and unpaired analysis for the comparison of proportions
Article first published online: 28 FEB 2007
Copyright © 1995 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Statistics in Medicine
Volume 14, Issue 13, pages 1463–1470, 15 July 1995
How to Cite
Thomson, P. C. (1995), A hybrid paired and unpaired analysis for the comparison of proportions. Statist. Med., 14: 1463–1470. doi: 10.1002/sim.4780141306
- Issue published online: 28 FEB 2007
- Article first published online: 28 FEB 2007
- Manuscript Revised: AUG 1994
- Manuscript Received: FEB 1991
A method is presented for making inferences about the difference between two binomial proportions when there is partial overlap of the two samples. The method will simplify to the usual cases of two independent samples or paired samples (McNemar'S method) depending on whether there is no or complete overlap. The method is used to compare sensitivities, specificities and Youden indices from a comparative study of trauma triage (screening) instruments.