contingency table

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con·tin·gen·cy ta·ble

a tabular cross-classification of data such that subcategories of one characteristic are indicated in rows (horizontally) and subcategories of another are indicated in columns (vertically).
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Fig. 119 Contingency table . A contingency table for eye and hair colours in a sample population.

contingency table

a method of presenting results so as to show relationships between two characters which can then be tested statistically by a modified CHI-SQUARED TEST (the heterogeneity chi-square test). For example, eye colour and hair colour might be measured in a sample population and the results presented in a contingency table.


a critical event such as birth or death or affliction with a particular disease.

contingency coefficient
see contingency coefficient.
contingency table
tabular classification of epidemiological data in horizontal lines and vertical rows, e.g. cause of death vertically and age horizontally, so that each patient appears only once.
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We calculated contingency coefficients (Kendall and Stuart 1979) and estimates of sensitivity and specificity in order to measure the validity of the probability of being classified as homebound using the operational definition, when the "criterion standard" is consistent with being "homebound.
Both chi-square and contingency coefficient results suggest that summed BAC measures predict respondents' reported choices significantly better than chance.
There is a medium dependency among the portion of the useful, trivial and inexplicable rules and their occurrence in the set of the discovered rules extracted from the data matrix A1, the contingency coefficient is statistically significant.
To detect possible linear dependence between the typologies derived from sexual attraction and the instrumental and expressive traits, as well as each of the typologies with sexual dimorphism, analysis of contingency tables was performed, using Pearson's chi square as a measure of association and the contingency coefficient as a measure of the magnitude of the association.

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