Thursday, January 6, 2011

Statistical Reporting #1

1. The study was conducted by researchers at RTI International, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.

2. The study was funded by the CDC Foundation.

3. Yes, the sponsor could have an interest in finding a particular result. The Center for Disease Control would want to figure out if American are truly becoming more and more unhealthy.

4. No, it's not.

5. Yes, the results clearly state that more and more americans are becoming obese, and that obese people spend 42% more a year on medical expenses that someone who is not obese.

6. No graphs are used, numbers and percentages are compared with their equivalent from past years.

- Author: Eric Finkelstine
- Title: Obesity Costs U.S. About $147 Billion Annually, Study Finds
- Publication title: RTI International
- Date: 7/27/09
- Link:

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