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Posted by natasha on Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 10:42am.

8. The following data were collected in a clinical trial to compare a new drug to a placebo for its effectiveness in lowering total serum cholesterol. Generate a 95% confidence interval for the difference in mean total cholesterol levels between treatments.

New Drug
(n=75) Placebo
(n=75) Total Sample
(n=150)
Mean (SD) Total Serum Cholesterol 185.0 (24.5) 204.3 (21.8) 194.7 (23.2)
% Patients with Total Cholesterol < 200 78.0% 65.0% 71.5%

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