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The body mass index is calculated by dividing a person's weight by the square of his or her height; it is a measure of the extent to which the individual is overweight. A researcher would like to test the hypothesis that men who develop diabetes have a higher BMI than men of similar age who do not. A literature review indicates that in healthy men, BMI is normally distributed, with a mean of 25 and a standard deviation of 2.7. The researcher proposes to measure 30 normal and 30 diabetic men. It is felt that a difference in average BMI of 2.7 (that is, one standard deviation) would be clinically meaningful. What is the power of the proposed study?

The body mass index is calculated by dividing a person's weight by the square of his or her height; it is a measure of the extent to which the individual is overweight. A researcher would like to test the hypothesis that men who develop diabetes have a higher BMI than men of similar age who do not. A literature review indicates that in healthy men, BMI is normally distributed, with a mean of 25 and a standard deviation of 2.7. The researcher proposes to measure 30 normal and 30 diabetic men. It is felt that a difference in average BMI of 2.7 (that is, one standard deviation) would be clinically meaningful. What is the power of the proposed study?

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