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- 1. Biostatistics Khushbu Mishra
- 2. CONTENTS • Introduction • Definition • Common statistical terms • Sources and collection of Data • Presentation of Data • Analysis and interpretation Statistical averages Measures of Dispersion
- 3. Sampling and sampling methods Sampling errors Tests of significance Correlation and regression limitations
- 4. Introduction • We, medical and dental students during period of our study, learn best methods of diagnosis and therapy. • After graduation, we go through research papers presented at conferences and in current journals to know new methods of therapy, improvement in diagnosis and surgical techniques. • It must be admitted that essence of papers contributed to medical journals is largely statistical.
- 5. Training in statistics has been recognized as “indispensible” for students of medical science. for eg. if we want to establish cause and effect relationship, we need statistics. if we want to measure state of health and also burden of disease in community, we need statistics.
- 6. • statistics are widely used in epidemiology, clinical trial of drug vaccine program planning community medicine health management health information system etc.. • The knowledge of medical statistics enables one to develop a self- confidence & this will enable us to become a good clinician, good medical research worker, knowledgable in statistical thinking.
- 7. • Everything in medicine, be it research, diagnosis or treatment depends on counting or measurment. • According to Lord Kelvin, when you can measure what you are speaking about and express it in numbers, you know something about it but when you can not measure, when you can not express it in numbers, your knowledge is of meagre and unsatisfactory kind.
- 8. Bio-Statistics in Various areas Health Statistics Medical Statistics Vital Statistics
- 9. • In Public Health or Community Health, it is called Health Statistics. • In Medicine, it is called Medical Statistics. In this we study the defect, injury, disease, efficacy of drug, Serum and Line of treatment, etc., • In population related study it is called Vital Statistics. e.g. study of vital events like births, marriages and deaths.
- 10. • Application and uses of Biostatistics as a science.. in Physiology, a. to define what is normal/healthy in a population b. to find limits of normality c. to find difference between means and proportions of normal at two places or in different periods. d. to find the correlation between two variables X and Y such as in height or weight.. for eg. Weight increases or decreases proportionately with height and if so by how much has to be found.
- 11. • a. b. c. • a. b. c. In Pharmacology, To find action of drug To compare action of two different drugs To find relative potency of a new drug with respect to a standard drug. In Medicine, To compare efficacy of particular drug, operation or line of treatment. To find association between two attributes eg. Oral cancer and smoking To identify signs and symptoms of disease/ syndrome.
- 12. Common statistical terms • Variable:- A characteristic that takes on different values in different persons, places/ things. • Constant:- Quantities that donot vary such as π = 3.141 e = 2.718 these donot require statistical study. In Biostatistics, mean, standard deviation, standard error, correlation coefficient and proportion of a particular population are considered constant. • Observation:- An event and its measurment. for eg.. BP and its measurment..
- 13. • Observational unit:- the “sources” that gives observation for eg. Object, person etc. in medical statistics:- terms like individuals, subjects etc are used more often. • Data :- A set of values recorded on one or more observational units. • Population:- It is an entire group of people or study elementspersons, things or measurments for which we have an intrest at particular time. • Sampling unit:- Each member of a population. • Sample:- It may be defined as a part of a population.
- 14. • Parameter:- It is summary value or constant of a variable, that describes the sample such as its mean, standard deviation standard error correlation coefficient etc.. • Parametric tests:- It is one in which population constants such as described above are used :- mean, variances etc.. data tend to follow one assumed or established distribution such as normal, binomial, poisson etc.. • Non- parametric tests:- Tests such as CHI- SQUARE test, in which no constant of population is used. Data donot follow any specific distribution and no assumptions are made in non- parametric tests.eg ..good, better and best..
- 15. DEFINITION American Heritage Dictionary® defines statistics as: "The mathematics of the collection, organization, and interpretation of numerical data, especially the analysis of population characteristics by inference from sampling.” The Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary® definition is: "A branch of mathematics dealing with the collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of masses of numerical data."
- 16. A Simple but Concise definition by Croxton and Cowden: “Statistics is defined as the Collection, Presentation, Analysis and Interpretation of numerical data.”
- 17. In the line of the definition of Croxton and Cowden, a comprehensive definition of Statistics can be: “Statistics defined as the science of Collection, Organisation, presentation, analysis and interpretation of numerical data.”
- 18. • STATISTIC/ DATUM:- measured/ counted fact or piece of information such as height of person, birth weight of baby… • STATISTICS/ DATA:- plural of the same such as height of 2 persons, birth weight of 5 babies plaque score of 3 persons… • BIOSTATISTICS:- term used when tools of statistics are applied to the data that is derived from biological sciences such as medicine.
- 19. Types of Data Qualitative Data Nominal Ordinal Quantitative Data Discrete Continuous Interval Ratio
- 20. COLLECTION OF DATA Data can be collected through Primary sources:- here data is obtained by the investigator himself. This is first hand information. Secondary sources:- The data already recorded is utilized to serve the purpose of the objective of study eg. records of OPD of dental clinics.
- 21. • Main sources for collection of medical statistics:1. Experiments 2. Surveys 3. Records. • Experiments and surveys are applied to generate data needed for specific purposes. • While Records provide ready- made data for routine and continuous information.
- 22. Methods of collection of data • Method of direct observation:- clinical signs and symptoms and prognosis are collected by direct observation. • Method of house to house visit:- vital statistics and morbidity statistics are usually collected by visiting house to house. • Method of mailed questionnaire:- this method is followed in community where literacy status of people is very high. Prepaid postage stamp is to be attached with questionnaire.
- 23. Presentation of data • to sort and classify data into groups or classification. • Objective :- to make data simple, concise, meaningful, intresting, helpful for further analysis. • 2 main methods are i. Tabulations ii. Charts and diagrams
- 24. • Tabulation :• Devices for presenting data simply from masses of statistical data. • A table can be simple or complex, depending upon the number or measurment of a single set or multiple set of items. • 3 types: a. Master table:- contains all the data obtained from a survey. b. Simple table:- oneway table which supply answers to questions about one characteristics only. c. Frequency distribution table:- data is first split up into convenient groups and the number of items which occur in each group is shown in adjacent columns.
- 25. Table 1 states population 1st march 2011 Andhra pradesh 8,46,65,533 Madhya pradesh 7,25,97,565 Uttar pradesh 19,95,81,477 Karnataka 7,14,83,435 Rajasthan 18,23,45,998 kerela 6,43,35,772
- 26. Frequency distribution table • The following figures are the ages of patients admitted to a hospital with poliomyelitis.. 8, 24, 18, 5, 6, 12, 14, 3, 23, 9, 18, 16, 1, 2, 3, 5, 11, 13, 15, 9, 11, 11, 7, 106, 9, 5, 16, 20, 4, 3, 3, 3, 10, 3, 2, 1, 6, 9, 3, 7, 14, 8, 1, 4, 6, 4, 15, 22, 2, 1, 4, 6, 4, 15, 22, 2, 1, 4, 7, 1, 12, 3, 23, 4, 19, 6, 2, 2, 4, 14, 2, 2, 21, 3, 2, 1, 7, 19. Age Number of patients 0-4 35 5-9 18 10-14 11 15-19 8 20-24 6
- 27. Charts and diagrams Quantitative data 1. Histogram 2. Frequency polygon 3. Frequency curve 4. Line chart or graph 5.Cumulative frequency diagram 6. Scatter diagram Qualitative data 1.Bar diagram 2. Pie or sector diagram 3.Pictogram 4.Map diagram
- 28. Histogram
- 29. Frequency polygon
- 30. Frequency polygon
- 31. Frequency curve
- 32. Line chart or graph
- 33. Cumulative frequency diagram or Ogive
- 34. Scatter or dot or correlation diagrams
- 35. Bar diagrams
- 36. Pie diagram
- 37. Pictogram or picture diagram
- 38. Map diagram or spot maps
- 39. & INTERPRETATION
- 40. Measures of central tendency/ statistical averages • The word “average” implies a value in the distribution, around which other values are distributed. • It gives a mental picture of the central value. • Commonly used methods to measure central tendency.. a. The Arithmetic Mean b. Median c. Mode.
- 41. • Mean = sum of all values total no. of values • Median = middle value (when the data are arranged in order. • Mode = most common value
- 42. • For eg.. the income of 7 people per day in rupees are as follows. 5, 5, 5, 7, 10, 20, 102= (total 154) • Mean = 154/7 = 22 • Median= 7 • Median, therefore, is a better indicator of central tendency when more of the lowest or the highest observations are wide apart . • Mode is rarely used as series can have no modes, 1 mode or multiple modes.
- 43. Measures of Dispersion • a. b. c. Widely known measures of dispersion are .. The Range The Mean or Average Deviation The Standard Deviation. a. Range : simplest difference between highest and lowest figures for eg.. Diastolic BP – 83, 75, 81, 79, 71, 90, 75, 95, 77, 94 so, the range is expressed as 71 to 95 or by actual difference of 24
- 44. • Merit :- simplest. • Demerit :not of much practical importance. indicates nothing about the dispersion of values between two extreme values. • Mean deviation:average of deviation from arithmetic mean. M.D. = Ʃ(X – X ) ɳ
- 45. • Standard Deviation :- most frequently used “ Root Mean Square Deviation” denoted by greek letter σ or by initials S.D. = Square root of Ʃ(X-X )2 ɳ • • • if sample size is less than 30 in denominator, (ɳ-1) S.D. gives us idea of the spread of dispersion . Larger the standard deviation, greater the dispersion of values about the mean
- 46. Normal distribution • large number of observations of any variable characteristics. • A frequency distribution table is prepared with narrow class intervals. • Some observations are below the mean and some are above the mean. • If they are arranged in order, deviating towards the extremes from the mean, on plus or minus side, maximum number of frequencies will be seen in the middle around the mean and fewer at extremes, decreasing smoothly on both the sides. • Normally, almost half the observations lie above and half below the mean and all observations are symmetrically distributed on each of the mean.
- 47. • A distribution of this nature or shape is called normal or gaussian distribution.
- 48. standardized normal curve • Devised to estimate easily the area under normal curve between any two ordinates. •Smooth •Bell shaped •Perfectly symmetrical curve •Total area of curve is 1 mean=0 standard deviation= 1 Mean, Median and Mode all coincide. •Probability of occurrence of any variable can be calculated.
- 49. Estimation of probability (example) • The pulse of a group of normal healthy males was 72, with a standard deviation of 2. what is the probability that a male chosen at random would be found to have a pulse of 80 or higher? • The relative deviate (z) = (x-x ) σ = 80 – 72 = 4 2 The area of normal curve corresponding to a deviate 4= 0.49997, so, probability = 0.5- .49997 = 0.00003 i.e. 3 out of 1,00,000 individuals.
- 50. Areas of the standard normal curve with mean 0 and standard deviation 1 Relative deviate (z)= (x-x) σ 0.00 Proportion of area from middle of the curve of designated deviation. .0000 0.50 .1915 1.00 .3413 1.50 .4332 2.00 .4772 4.00 . 4999998
- 51. Sampling • When a large proportions of individuals or units have to be studied, we take a sample. • It is easier • More economical • Important to ensure that group of people or items included in sample are representative of whole population to be studied. • Sampling frame: once universe has been defined a sampling frame must be prepared. Listing of the members of the universe from which sample is to be drawn.
- 52. • Accuracy & completeness influences quality of sample drawn from it. • Sampling methods i. Simple random sampling ii. Systematic random sampling iii. Stratified random sampling
- 53. Sampling errors • Repeated samples from same population • Results obtained will differ from sample to sample. • This type of variation from one sample to another is called sampling error. • Factors influencing sample error are:a. Size of sample b. Natural variability of individual readings. • As sample sample size increases, sampling error will decrease.
- 54. Non – sampling errors • Errors may occur due to i. Inadequately caliberated instruments ii. Observer‟s variation iii. Incomplete coverage achieved in examining the subjects. iv. Selected and conceptual errors
- 55. Standard error • If we take random sample (ɳ) from the population, and similar samples over and over again we will find that every sample will have different mean.(X). • Make frequency distribution of all sample means. • Distribution of mean is nearly a normal distribution. • Mean of sample means is practically same as population means. • The standard deviation of the means is a measure of sample error and given by the formula standard error = S.D(σ)/ √n
- 56. • Since distribution of means follows the pattern of a normal distribution, it is not difficult to visualize that 95% of sample means follows within limits of two standard error. • Therefore, standard error is a measure which enables us to judge whether mean of a given sample is within the set confidence limits.
- 57. Tests of significance • Standard error indicates how reliable an estimate of the mean is likely to be. • Standard error is applied with appropriate formulae to all statistics, i.e, mean, standard deviation.etc.. i. ii. iii. iv. Standard error of Mean Standard error of Proportion Standard error of difference between means Standard error of difference between proportions
- 58. Standard error of Mean • we take only one sample from universe, calculate Mean and standard deviation. • But, how accurate is mean of our sample? • What can be said about true mean of universe. • In order to answer these questions, we calculate standard error of Mean and set up confidence limits within which the mean(μ), of the population (of which we have only one sample) is likely to lie.
- 59. let us suppose, we obtained a random sample of 25 males, age 20-24 years whose mean temperature was 98.14 deg.F with a standard deviation of 0.6. what can we say of the true mean of the universe from which the sample was drawn? Confidence limits on the basis of normal curve distribution- 95% confidence limits= 98.14+ (2 0.12) Range= 97.90 to 98.38degree F 25 0.6 0.6 √25 0.12
- 60. Standard error of proportion • Standard error of proportion= √pq/n standard error of difference between two Mean S.E. (d) = square root of σ 21 + σ 2 2 Between the means n1 n2 • The actual difference between the two means should be more than twice the standard error of difference between two means.
- 61. • Parametric Statistical Tests: EX: Z test t test F test • Non Parametric Statistical Tests: EX: Chi- square test sign test
- 62. Types of problems I Comparison of sample mean with population mean II Comparison of two sample means III Comparison of sample proportion with the population proportion IV Comparison of two sample proportions
- 63. Steps • Finding out the type of problem and the question to be answered. • Stating the Null Hypothesis (Ho) • Calculating the standard error • Calculating the critical ratio difference between statistics / standard error • Comparing the value observed in the experiment with that at the predetermined significant level given by the table • Making inferences. P<0.05 significant reject the Ho P =0.05 and P>0.05 accept the Ho
- 64. Z Test Prerequisites to apply Z-test • The sample or the samples must be randomly selected. • The data must be quantitative. • The variable is assumed to follow normal distribution in the population. • The sample size must be larger than 30 Two types: • one tailed Z test • Two tailed Z test
- 65. • The z- test has 2 applications: i. To test the significance of difference between a sample mean and a known value of population mean. Z = Mean – Population mean S.E. of sample mean ii. To test the significance of difference between 2 sample means or between experiment sample mean and a control sample mean. Z = Observed difference between 2 sample means SE of difference between 2 sample means
- 66. t - Test Criteria for applying t-test • Random samples • Quantitative data • Variable normally distributed • Sample size less than 30 • Unpaired t-test: applied on unpaired data of independent observations made on individuals of two different or separate groups or samples drawn from two populations • Paired t-test: applied to paired data of independent observations from one sample only
- 67. • It was designed by WS Gosseett whose pen name was „student‟. • The formula used is t = observed difference between two means of small samples SE of difference in the same
- 68. F-test (Analysis of variance test) • Used for comparing more than two samples mean drawn from corresponding normal populations. Ex: to find out whether occupation plays any part in causation of BP. systolic BP values of 4 occupations are given. Determine if there is significant difference in mean BP of 4 groups in order to assess the role of occupation in causation of BP. F = Mean square between samples / Mean square within the samples
- 69. Chi-square Test Application : 1. Proportion: a) compare the values of two binomial samples even if <30.Ex: Incidence of diabetes in 20 obese and 20 non obese. b) compare the frequencies of two multinomial samples ex: no of diabetics and non diabetics in groups weighing 40-50, 50-60 and >60 kg 2.Association: It measures the probability of association between two discrete attributes. It has an added advantage that it can be applied to find association or relationship between two discrete attributes when there are more than two classes or groups.
- 70. Ex:- Trial of 2 whooping cough vaccines results of the field trial were as below Vaccine Attacked Not Total attacked Attack rate A B 22 14 68 72 90 86 24.4% 16.2% Total 36 140 176 -
- 71. • Null hypothesis ( Ho):- there was no difference between the effect of two vaccines. • Calculation of the expected number (E) in each group of the sample or the cell of table E=(column or vertical total x Row or horizontal total) / sample total Vaccine A B Attacked O=22 E=36x90 / 176 =18.4 O=14 E=17.54 Not Attacked O=68 E=71.55 O=72 E=68.37
- 72. • Applying the χ² test. χ²= ∑(O-E)² / E = 0.72+0.17+0.71+0.19 = 1.79 • Finding the degree of freedom. d.f. = (c-1) (r-1) = 1. • Probability tables. 5% level = 3.84 P >0.05 Accept the Ho • Inference:- The vaccine B is not superior to vaccine A
- 73. Restrictions in application of χ² test: • Will not give reliable result with one degree of freedom if the expected value in any cell is less than 5. Apply Yates correction χ² = ∑ ( | O – E | - ½ ) / E • Yates correction cannot be applied in tables larger than 2x2 • Tells the presence or absence of association but does measure strength of association. • Statistical finding of relationship, does not indicate the cause and effect.
- 74. Correlation and Regression • To find whether there is significant association or not between two variables, we calculate co- efficient of correlation, which is represented by symbol “r”. • r = Ʃ (x - x ) (y - y ) √ Ʃ( x-x)2 Ʃ(y-y)2 • The correlation coefficient r tends to lie between – 1.0 and +1.0.
- 75. Types of correlation :Perfect positive correlation: • The correlation co-efficient(r) = +1 i.e. both variables rise or fall in the same proportion. Perfect negative correlation: • The correlation co-efficient(r) = -1 i.e. variables are inversely proportional to each other, when one rises, the other falls in the same proportions. Moderately positive correlation: • Correlation co-efficient value lie between 0< r< 1 Moderately negative correlation: • Correlation coefficient value lies between -1< r< 0 Absolutely no correlation: • r = 0, indicating that no linear relationship exits between the 2 variables.
- 76. conclusion • Statistics is central to most medical research . • Basic principles of statistical methods or techniques equip medical and dental students to the extent that they may be able to appreciate the utility and usefulness of statistics in medical and other biosciences. • Certain essential bits of methods in biostatistics, must be learnt to understand their application in diagnosis, prognosis, prescription and management of diseases in individuals and community.
- 77. References • PARK‟S textbook of preventive and social medicine- 22nd edition. • Methods in Biostatistics- 7th edition by BK Mahajan.
- 78. Thank you

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