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Test for Homogeneity of Odds Ratios Using U-Statistics

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DOI: 10.4236/ojs.2019.93024    201 Downloads   399 Views


There are a few statistics testing the homogeneity of odds ratios across strata. Asymptotic statistics lose their power in the “sparse-data” setting. Both asymptotic statistics and exact tests have low power when the sample sizes are small. We created a set of U statistics and compared them with some existing statistics in testing homogeneity of OR at different data settings. We evaluated their performance in terms of the empirical size and power via Monto Carlo simulations. Our results showed that two of the U-statistics under our study had higher power for testing homogeneity of odds ratios for 2 by 2 contingency tables. The application of the tests was illustrated in two real examples.

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Wei, Q. and Lai, D. (2019) Test for Homogeneity of Odds Ratios Using U-Statistics. Open Journal of Statistics, 9, 347-360. doi: 10.4236/ojs.2019.93024.

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