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Unformatted text preview: SSC 304 Fall 2010 Exam 2 Heart Disease under Study How well do heart disease studies mirror trends in the overall population? How connected to heart disease diagnoses are the symptoms investigated in these studies? To investigate this, lets look at some data. The dataset for this exam contains 200 individuals who were studied at the Cleveland Clinic, one of the countrys leading heart disease centers. This exam will give you an opportunity to use the summary and analysis methods that we learned in class to investigate these questions. A note of caution: to run some of these analyses you may want to sort and manipulate your dataset. It is highly recommended that you save a version of the original dataset as a separate Excel tab before you start working on the file. Descriptive Statistics Before you analyze the sample, it is a good idea to know the type of people who are included in the study. Generate a table that summarizes the following characteristics for this sample: age, sex, the type of chest pain they report, resting blood pressure, cholesterol, the presence of heart disease, and where they are from. For categorical variables, report counts and percentages....
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