Suggested answer to exercise: Readmission to hospital for asthmatic children, 1

Question 1: How many children are there and how many were readmitted?

Suggested answer

There are many ways to answer this. One is to use Analyze, Descriptive Statistics, Descriptives, and choose "Readmitted".

This gives us:
  Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative
Valid No 492 47.6 47.6 47.6
Yes 541 52.3 52.4 100.0
Total 1033 99.9 100.0
Missing System 1 .1
Total   1034 100.0

Hence we have 1034 children, of whom we have information about readmission on 1033. Of these, 541 were readmitted, 52.4%.

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