Interval estimation for the difference between independent proportions: comparison of eleven methods.

@article{Newcombe1998IntervalEF,
  title={Interval estimation for the difference between independent proportions: comparison of eleven methods.},
  author={Robert G. Newcombe},
  journal={Statistics in medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={17 8},
  pages={873-90}
}
Several existing unconditional methods for setting confidence intervals for the difference between binomial proportions are evaluated. Computationally simpler methods are prone to a variety of aberrations and poor coverage properties. The closely interrelated methods of Mee and Miettinen and Nurminen perform well but require a computer program. Two new approaches which also avoid aberrations are developed and evaluated. A tail area profile likelihood based method produces the best coverage… CONTINUE READING
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