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Answer to Question #44255 in Statistics and Probability for Bebe Cummins

Question #44255
Landoldt et al. (J Child Psychol Psychiat. 44:1199-1207) examined rates of posttraumatic stress disorders (PTSD) in mothers and fathers. Parents were interviewed 5 to 6 weeks after an accident or a new diagnosis of cancer or diabetes mellitus for their child. The 2003 survey found that 28 of the 175 fathers interviewed and 43 of the 180 mothers interviewed met the criteria for current PTSD.
a. What is p-hat, the weighted average of the proportion?
b. What is the null hypothesis if comparing mothers to fathers?
c. What is the p-value of the two-sided test?
d. At the 0.05 level of significance, can we conclude that fathers and mothers are not equally likely to develop PTSD after stress?
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