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# BHS220 – Introduction to Health Statistics Module 2 – Case Assignment

BHS220 – Introduction to Health Statistics

Module 2 – Case Assignment

December 7th, 2014

Dr. Sharlene Gozalians

Introduction

This essay is related to the study of contraceptive drug use among women. The information given is a distribution of systolic blood pressure and divided by age and pill use for women. I will explain whether the blood pressure is continuous or discrete, draw a histogram for the blood pressures of the users and non-users 35-44 and describe the steps that one would take to estimate the blood pressures in an age group.

Part 1. First, state whether blood pressure in Table 2A would be a continuous variable or a discrete variable. Explain. Then supposing that the number of women in each of groups (non-users and users) were identified, would the number of women in each category is a continuous variable or a discrete variable? Explain.

The blood pressure in Table 2A is a continuous variable because