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The chi-square test for trend

FAQ# 1662    Last Modified 8-October-2010

The chi-square test for trend tests whether there is a linear trend between row number and the fraction of subjects in the left column. It only makes sense when the rows are arranged in a natural order (such as by age, dose, or time), and are equally spaced.

The test is also called the Cochran-Armitage test for trend.

It is explained clearly, with equations and an example, on pages 261-265 Altman's book referenced below. You can find all but the first of these pages at Google Books.

  Practical Statistics for Medical Research
by Douglas G. Altman
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