Keywords: Poisson distribution, P-value
A recent Australian study of several thousand fire fighters found 8 cases of testicular cancer in the years 1990-1996 compared with the national average which would predict 3 cases for this population over this period. Fire fighters were not found to suffer from any other types of cancer more often than the population at large.
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|ABC Radio news 23 April 2000.|
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