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date: 09 March 2021

Contingency Table 

Source:
A Dictionary of Epidemiology
Author(s):

Miquel Porta

A tabular cross-classification of data such that subcategories of one characteristic are indicated horizontally (in rows) and subcategories of another characteristic are indicated vertically (in columns). Tests of association between the characteristics in the columns and rows can be readily applied. The simplest contingency table is the fourfold or 2 × 2, table. Contingency tables may be extended to include several dimensions of classification.... ...

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