Alcohol Compared to Calories and Carbohydrates

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Alcohol Compared to Calories and Carbohydrates
It has been question on whether alcohol contains high amounts of calories and carbohydrates. Is there a correlation between alcohol, calories and carbohydrates? Does in increase in the amount of alcohol cause an increase in calories and carbohydrates?
Numerous brands of beer with different alcohol ratings (appendix 1) were looked at (N=58), to decide if alcohol (x̄ =4.765, S = 0.507461) has any effect to the amount of calories (x̄ =141.3275862, S = 26.86965805,) and carbohydrates (x̄ =10.99344828, S = 10.99344828) found in a 12 oz can of beer, (appendix 1). Using a coefficient of correlation chart, there was found to be a positive correlation between alcohol amounts to calorie amounts (r
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rd 's Pale Ale | 4.6 | 147 | 13 | | Weinhard 's Private Reserve | 4.8 | 150 | 9.9 | | Yuengling Ale | 5 | 145 | 10 | | | | | | | ∑= | 276.37 | 8197 | 637.62 | | x̄ = | 4.765 | 141.3275862 | 10.99344828 | | Median = | 4.7 | 145.5 | 11.95 | | Mode = | 5 | 110 | 12.5 | | S = | 0.507461 | 26.86965805 | 4.161308225 | | | | | | | Correlation | | | | | | Alcohol | Calories | Carbs | | Alcohol | 1 | | | | Calories | 0.8280942 | 1 | | | Carbs | 0.561575879 | 0.864012764 | 1 | | | | | | | r (alcohol vs calories) = | 0.8280942 | | | | r (alcohol vs carbs)= | 0.561575879 | | | | r (carbs vs calories) = | 0.864012764 | | | | | | | | | CoVariance | | | | | | Alcohol | Calories | Carbs | | Alcohol | 0.253076724 | | | | Calories | 11.09663793 | 709.5306183 | | | Carbs | 1.165434483 | 94.94214625 | 17.01792604 | | | | | | | cov (alcohol vs calories) = | 11.09663793 | | | | cov (alcohol vs carbs) = | 1.165434483 | | | | cov (carbs vs calories) = | 94.94214625 | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Alcohol | Calories | Carb | | x smallest = | 3.8 | 94 | 2.6 | | Q1= | 4.4 | 115.5 | 7.925 | | Median | 4.7 | 145.5 | 11.95 | | Q3 = | 5 | 156.5 | 13.45 | | x largest = | 5.9 | 210 | 19.9 | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
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