Talk:Study: Children who socialise more, get cancer less

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Notes regarding interpretation of 'odds' figures[edit]

The study Results summary section gives the chance of contracting leukaemia for each group compared against the children who had no significant social interaction outside the home.

For example: "odds ratios for increasing levels of activity were 0.73 (95% confidence inter val 0.62 to 0.87) for any social activity".

So this means children in category "any social activity" had a chance 0.73 times the chance that the "no social activity" children had, which could be given as 73%, or as 'around 3/4', or looking at it the other way, as given in The Australian's article "risk of ALL was 27per cent lower for babies who had any social activity" — the 27% being (100% - 73%), since they are saying how much the chance was decreased, rather than what proportion the decreased chance was of the maximum chance.

Simeon 15:21, 25 Apr 2005 (UTC)

help me plz[edit]

i need to know why we study you think you can help me?

jessay nicole

if so my email not thanks anywayz