# Applied Statistics for Health Care

What are some situations where regression would be more appropriate than ANOVA?

What are a few day-to-day (or work) situations in which regression is used (consciously or not)? For example, instrument calibrations often make use of regression

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Regression analysis is more appropriately used in situations where a single dependent continuous outcome variable is affected by the values of one or more independent variables. Unlike ANOVA, which is a statistical model used to predict a continuous outcome on the basis of two or more categorical predictor variables, the regression model is used to predict a continuous outcome on the basis of one or more continuous predictor variables. So, for example, if one was ...

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Applied statistics for health care are examined. Situations where regression would be more appropriate than ANOVA are determined.