# help scott biostatis

The proportion of deaths due to lung cancer in males ages 15-64 in England and Wales during the period 1970-1972 was 12%. Suppose that of 20 deaths that occur among male workers in this age group who have worked for at least 1 year in a chemical plant, 5 are due to lung cancer. We wish to determine whether there is a difference between the proportion of deaths from lung cancer in this plant and the proportion in the general population.

Is a one-sided or two-sided test appropriate here?" Explain
I think 2 sided because we have no prior information that the proportion of lung cancer deaths is higher or lower than the general population.

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