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"Roger B. Newson" <r.newson@imperial.ac.uk> |

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Re: st: Can Spearman's rho be used to measure of the degree of association between two binary variables ? |

Date |
Mon, 21 May 2012 09:57:43 +0100 |

I hope this helps. Best wishes Roger Roger B Newson BSc MSc DPhil Lecturer in Medical Statistics Respiratory Epidemiology and Public Health Group National Heart and Lung Institute Imperial College London Royal Brompton Campus Room 33, Emmanuel Kaye Building 1B Manresa Road London SW3 6LR UNITED KINGDOM Tel: +44 (0)20 7352 8121 ext 3381 Fax: +44 (0)20 7351 8322 Email: r.newson@imperial.ac.uk Web page: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/nhli/r.newson/ Departmental Web page: http://www1.imperial.ac.uk/medicine/about/divisions/nhli/respiration/popgenetics/reph/ Opinions expressed are those of the author, not of the institution. On 20/05/2012 21:31, Marcos Vinicius wrote:

Hello, Can Spearman's rho be used to measure of the degree of association between two binary variables ? I was wondering if Spearman's rho could be adequate because I have used the phi coefficient to quantify association among several binary variables and the results are identifical compared with Spearman's rho coefficient . Best regards, Marcos Vinicius ____________________________________________________________ GET FREE SMILEYS FOR YOUR IM& EMAIL - Learn more at http://www.inbox.com/smileys Works with AIM®, MSN® Messenger, Yahoo!® Messenger, ICQ®, Google Talk™ and most webmails * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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**References**:**st: Can Spearman's rho be used to measure of the degree of association between two binary variables ?***From:*Marcos Vinicius <bioestatistico@inbox.com>

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