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Cross-Tabulation and the China Health and Nutrition Survey (2006): Smoking Habits in China

The Odum Institute. (2015). Cross-Tabulation and the China Health and Nutrition Survey (2006): Smoking Habits in China.

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This dataset example introduces readers to cross-tabulation. Cross-tabulation allows researchers to compare the distributions of two categorical variables to see if they are related to each other. This example uses a subset of data from the China Health and Nutrition Survey (CHNS) 2006 survey of adults. It presents a cross-tabulation of smoking behavior in China among people who live in urban and rural locations. Medical experts warn that cigarettes currently kill one million people in China every year, with this expected to triple by 2030 (NY Times, 2014). Results from an analysis like this could have implications for public health policy. In this example, readers are introduced to the basic theory and assumptions underlying this technique, the type of questions this technique can be used to answer, and how to produce and report results. The sample data set has been cleaned and organized to make this example easier to follow. Interested readers should read the full documentation for the data set before using it for research (http://www.cpc.unc.edu/projects/china).




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The Odum Institute



2015












10.4135/9781412962087



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