(Solution) Application of Statistics in Health Care

There is often the requirement to evaluate descriptive statistics for data within the organization or for health care information. Every year the National Cancer Institute collects and publishes data based on patient demographics. Understanding differences between the groups based upon the collected data often informs health care professionals towards research, treatment options, or patient education.

Using the data on the “National Cancer Institute Data” Excel spreadsheet, calculate the descriptive statistics indicated below for each of the Race/Ethnicity groups. Refer to your textbook and the Topic Materials, as needed, for assistance in with creating Excel formulas.

Provide the following descriptive statistics:

  1. Measures of Central Tendency: Mean, Median, and Mode
  2. Measures of Variation: Variance, Standard Deviation, and Range (a formula is not needed for Range).
  3. Once the data is calculated, provide a 150-250 word analysis of the descriptive statistics on the spreadsheet. This should include differences and health outcomes between groups.

APA style is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

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Analysis of the Descriptive Statistics

The measures of central tendency (mean, mode, and median) depict the general status of the parameters under investigation. The measures of variation (variance, standard deviation, and range) depict the rate of change (Peck, Olsen, & Devore, 2015).  Given that the mean, mode, and media are slightly different, it can be concluded that the data ser follows a normal distribution.

From the descriptive analysis, it can be concluded that the incidence of lung and bronchus cancer is significantly higher among blacks than in other racial groups.  Precisely, the mean of lung and bronchus cancer among blacks is 70.07 per 100000 people.  This can be…..Please click the icon below to purchase full answer at only $10