STA 119 Study Guide - Relative Risk, College Board, Aspirin

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Hw1a: name ______________________________ class number ________________: (made up data) the college board started this study in 2004, updated it in 2007 and again this year. Its final results, however, have remained the same: employees with a four-year college degree earn much more and are less likely to be unemployed than those with just a high school diploma. Median earnings for full-time workers with bachelor"s degrees in 2008 were ,700, compared to ,800 for those without them. The report"s authors say that the results are even more dramatic than the findings in the 2007 report. Back then, there was a 2. 3 percentage point difference in unemployment rates between college grads and high-school-only grads. Now, the 2009 unemployment rate for college graduates over age 25 is 3. 6%, compared to 9. 4% for high school grads. 9. 4/3. 6 = 2. 61 times more likely to be unemployed: the heart attack rate per 10,000 is given below (made up data).

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