# Analysis Of Maternal Mortality And The Number Of Physicians

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In the following report, the variable Maternal Mortality, and the variable Number of Physicians will be examined. The hypothesis going into this examination is that the two variables will have a strong relationship. The aim of this bivariate investigation is to determine whether or not this theory is correct.

At first examination, it was decided that the two variables would be related, as the likelihood of maternal death during childbirth is increasingly unlikely when the number of doctors present is higher. With this knowledge, it is predicted that the two variables listed above will have a strong correlation. After looking over data from both variables, Number of Physicians was deemed the independent variable, while Maternal Mortality became the dependent variable. This decision was made because it is logical to say that with the higher numbers of doctors present, the lesser chance of maternal death during childbirth

In reference to what the above variables measure or assess, we can look at the variables both separately and together. Each of the variables are interval-ratio levels of measurement. The interval aspect of these variables comes from the fact that their values are evenly spaced out and have a defined distance between them. The ratio

To counteract the skew, the variable was transformed by square rooting each of the values to create a more bell-shaped histogram that had two peaks (refer to Graph 1b). Consequently, the second variable Maternal Mortality was put through the same process. It too was skewed to the right; however, the skew for his variable was more rigorous (refer to Graph 2a). To create a more intelligible distribution, the values had to be logged. After this transformation was complete, the result was a histogram with two peaks and a much more even distribution (refer to Graph

At first examination, it was decided that the two variables would be related, as the likelihood of maternal death during childbirth is increasingly unlikely when the number of doctors present is higher. With this knowledge, it is predicted that the two variables listed above will have a strong correlation. After looking over data from both variables, Number of Physicians was deemed the independent variable, while Maternal Mortality became the dependent variable. This decision was made because it is logical to say that with the higher numbers of doctors present, the lesser chance of maternal death during childbirth

In reference to what the above variables measure or assess, we can look at the variables both separately and together. Each of the variables are interval-ratio levels of measurement. The interval aspect of these variables comes from the fact that their values are evenly spaced out and have a defined distance between them. The ratio

*…show more content…*To counteract the skew, the variable was transformed by square rooting each of the values to create a more bell-shaped histogram that had two peaks (refer to Graph 1b). Consequently, the second variable Maternal Mortality was put through the same process. It too was skewed to the right; however, the skew for his variable was more rigorous (refer to Graph 2a). To create a more intelligible distribution, the values had to be logged. After this transformation was complete, the result was a histogram with two peaks and a much more even distribution (refer to Graph