Mantel-Haenszel statistics and direct standardization.


Journal Article

This paper demonstrates that the Mantel-Haenszel chi-square statistic may be employed to test the equality of two directly standardized rates. For certain epidemiological applications, this eliminates the need for special computer programs to contrast two directly standardized rates. Furthermore, since the weights are determined entirely by the data there is the advantage of avoiding the selection of an external standard population. Data analysts who compare two groups of rates with the Mantel-Haenszel chi-square statistic may view this statistic as a comparative measure of two directly adjusted rates.

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Cited Authors

  • Woolson, RF; Bean, JA

Published Date

  • January 1, 1982

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 37 - 39

PubMed ID

  • 7187081

Pubmed Central ID

  • 7187081

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-0258

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0277-6715

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/sim.4780010106


  • eng