contingency table

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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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Table 8 Contingency table showing relationship between the exposure of community violence and the feeling of stress among children
Yang, "An empirical investigation of some effects of sparseness in contingency tables," Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, vol.
The first step in computing a weighted kappa is to assign weights representing the different levels of agreement for each cell in the KxK contingency table.
In order to describe mutual interdependence among thematic pillars and news programs contingency table was created, see Tab.
The computation of PRR is based on 2 x 2 contingency table, and calculated using the formula (Heba et al.
Contingency table analysis revealed a significant association between geographic location and agreement with this item (1).
If we examine a simple situation of gender versus eye color, we can see the following contingency table and tests (Figure 1).
Positive, negative rules and contingency tables are developed in chapter 4.
Regarding the similarity measurement in categorical attributes using contingency table we define the following terms.
For simplicity of interpretation, consider a four way (I x J x K x L) contingency table, the model for mutual independence hypothesis and the saturated model is given by;

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