Which significance test to use for categorical data?

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#1

Dear All,
I have women BMI data for 4 districts and 8 villages i have to do significance test between districts and between villages on each catergory of BMI. there are 3 catergories i.e underweight, normal & obesity.

Please guide me which test is the appropriate test to use for this data.

thanks in advance

Regards,
Anil


#2

Hi Anil

If you are looking to do only the statistical analysis, i think a 2 way anova should be good in your case.

Regards

Vinisha


#3

Vinisha - Shouldn’t ANOVA require a continuous response variables (Sorry, I have not run ANOVA for years)? Since I see all variables are categorical (BMI maybe somewhat Ordinal), two simple techniques come to my head: 1) chi-squared test and 2) association rules analysis…


#4

Chi squared test should do the job

Kunal


#5

@ thanks Vinisha for you comment ya but since all variables are categorical so as Sunnylam suggest to do chi square test i done with chi square test.

thanks to all of you…

Regards,
Anil


#6

this will help you when u get confused which test to use