Testing Claims About Proportions. In Exercises 9–32, test the given claim. Identify the null hypothesis, alternative hypothesis, test statistic, P-value, or critical value(s), then state the conclusion about the null hypothesis, as well as the final conclusion that addresses the original claim. Use the P-value method unless your instructor specifies otherwise. Use the normal distribution as an approximation to the binomial distribution, as described in Part 1 of this section. Smoking Stopped In a program designed to help patients stop smoking, 198 patients were given sustained care, and 82.8% of them were no longer smoking after one month (based on data from “Sustained Care Intervention and Postdischarge Smoking Cessation Among Hospitalized Adults,” by Rigotti et al., Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 312, No. 7). Use a 0.01 significance level to test the claim that 80% of patients stop smoking when given sustained care. Does sustained care appear to be effective?

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Testing Claims About Proportions. In Exercises 9–32, test the given claim. Identify the null hypothesis, alternative hypothesis, test statistic, P-value, or critical value(s), then state the conclusion about the null hypothesis, as well as the final conclusion that addresses the original claim. Use the P-value method unless your instructor specifies otherwise. Use the normal distribution as an approximation to the binomial distribution, as described in Part 1 of this section.

Smoking Stopped In a program designed to help patients stop smoking, 198 patients were given sustained care, and 82.8% of them were no longer smoking after one month (based on data from “Sustained Care Intervention and Postdischarge Smoking Cessation Among Hospitalized Adults,” by Rigotti et al., Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 312, No. 7). Use a 0.01 significance level to test the claim that 80% of patients stop smoking when given sustained care. Does sustained care appear to be effective?

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