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Cell Phones and Cancer A study of 420,095 Danish cell

Elementary Statistics | 12th Edition | ISBN: 9780321836960 | Authors: Mario F. Triola ISBN: 9780321836960 18

Solution for problem 27BSC Chapter 7.2

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Problem 27BSC

Cell Phones and Cancer A study of 420,095 Danish cell phone users found that 0.0321% of them developed cancer of the brain or nervous system. Prior to this study of cellphone use, the rate of such cancer was found to be 0.0340% for those not using cell phones. The data are from the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

a. Use the sample data to construct a 90% confidence interval estimate of the percentage of cell phone users who develop cancer of the brain or nervous system.

b. Do cell phone users appear to have a rate of cancer of the brain or nervous system that is different from the rate of such cancer among those not using cell phones? Why or why not?

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Given, A study of 420,095 Danish cell phone users found that 0.0321% of them developed cancer of the brain or nervous system. Prior to this study of cellphone use, the rate of such cancer was found to be 0.0340% for those not using cell phones. The data are from the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

a. Here, n = 420095

             = 0.0321%

             = 0.000321

             = 1 - 0.000321

                 = 0.9996

Now, the 90% confidence interval estimate of the percentage of cell phone users who develop cancer of the brain or nervous system is given by

           

Where E is the margin of error.

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Chapter 7.2, Problem 27BSC is Solved
Textbook: Elementary Statistics
Edition: 12
Author: Mario F. Triola
ISBN: 9780321836960

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