## 09 Jun Healthcare Stats

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Correlation Assignment
MOHA 570
Part One Instructions:  A healthcare researcher would like to answer the following research question: Is
there a correlation between occupancy rate and percent of residents with catheters?  Using what you’ve
read about correlations in Field, a null and alternate hypothesis for this research question.  Using the
SPSS-generated output box provided below, compose an APA-formatted results interpretation paragraph.
Correlations
OccRate cathedres
OccRate Pearson Correlation 1 -.100*
Sig. (2-tailed) .046
N 400 400
cathedres Pearson Correlation -.100* 1
Sig. (2-tailed) .046
N 400 400
*. Correlation is significant at the 0.05 level (2-tailed).
H1:
H0:
Results and Interpretation:
Part Two Instructions: Use the Excel file provided in Canvas to calculate the correlation
coefficient between total hospital expenditures and obesity rate.  Paste the coefficient and
interpretation here.  (formulas > more functions > statistical > correl OR data > data analysis
(may be an add in) > correlation).