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    A question on binary statistics?

    In an experiment 1000 people were sampled. Of these 1000 people, 65 people had a positive result and the remainder had a negative. How do I do a statistical analysis on this?

    Any help greatly appreciated.
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    Re: A question on binary statistics?

    What kind of "statistical analysis" do you mean? 65 out of 1000 is \frac{65}{1000}= 0.065= 6.5%. "The remainder" would be 1000- 65= 935 and \frac{935}{1000}= 0.935= 93.5%. I don't see any more that can be "statistically" said.
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    Re: A question on binary statistics?

    I'm trying to use the data to predict the behaviour across larger data sets. For instance across 1000 people the rate is obviously 6.5%. So whats the error associated with my measurement based on my sample size. What can I say about future results?

    I suppose what I'm looking for is the equivalent to drug trial stats. If I give a drug to 1000 people and 65 have a positive outcome what can I statistically say about using that drug in the future. (I know 65 out of 1000 is not very many)
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