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Rod
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binary data, proportions and distributions
Posted:
May 2, 2012 8:28 AM


If I look at a binary variable, say smoking/no smoking, and for each county in the world or state in a country, calculate the proportion of adults who smoke and then plot a frequency histogram of these numbers. Should I expect the histogram to be from a particular distribution, and if so which?
many thanks
Rod



