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Biostatistics

Assignment 2: Conditional Probabilities Calculation

Having read and analyzed the concept of probability, consider the case given below.

Hyperlipidemia in children has been hypothesized to be related to high cholesterol in their parents. The following data were collected on parents and children.

Child

Both parents hyperlipidemic

One parent hyperlipidemic

Neither parent hyperlipidemic

Not hyperlipidemic

13

34

83

Hyperlipidemic

45

42

6

Considering these data, answer the questions:

  1. What is the probability that one or both parents are hyperlipidemic?
  2. What is the probability that the child and both parents are hyperlipidemic?
  3. What is the probability that a child is hyperlipidemic if neither of his/her parents are hyperlipidemic?
  4. What is the probability that a child is hyperlipidemic if both of his/her parents are hyperlipidemic?
  5. Based on your calculation, what conclusion can you infer?

Present the calculations and answers in Excel spreadsheet format or in Word format. Write the interpretation of results in a Word format.

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Assignment 2 Grading Criteria
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Compute the following:

  1. What is the probability that one or both parents are hyperlipidemic?
  2. What is the probability that the child and both parents are hyperlipidemic?
  3. What is the probability that a child is hyperlipidemic if neither of his/her parents are hyperlipidemic?
  4. What is the probability that a child is hyperlipidemic if both of his/her parents are hyperlipidemic?
Correctly calculated all the specified values.
40

Based on your calculation, summarize what conclusion you can infer.

All conclusions summarized are appropriate and based on the calculations.
40

Academic Writing

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Write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources (i.e., APA); and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in appropriate and accurate representation and attribution of sources; and displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Use of scholarly sources aligns with specified assignment requirements.
20
Total: ??
100

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