Review for Midterm #1: Rate Adjustment Practice Problems

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Part 1 Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves). Myelin is fatty substance that surrounds the nerves of the central nervous system and helps the nerves conduct electrical impulses. In a person with MS, their body attacks the myelin, destroying and damaging it. Because of this damage, the ability of the nerves to conduct electrical impulses from the brain is compromised and people with MS experience a variety of symptoms including fatigue, difficulty in walking, and spasticity. For reasons that are currently unknown but may be related to exposure to sunlight and Vitamin D and genetics, white people, especially those of Northern European descent, are at higher risk of this disease than other racial groups. Suppose we are interested in examing the prevalence of MS in two different cities, San Diego and Seattle. The following data are available regarding the prevalence of Multiple Sclerosis in San
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This note was uploaded on 05/12/2008 for the course EPI 420 taught by Professor Goldberg during the Spring '08 term at University of Washington.

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