Poll: Are You Confident in Your Ablity to Understand Statistical Information?

June 19, 2012

Nearly three-quarters of ob/gyn residents were unable to identify the positive predictive value of a screening mammogram on a multiple choice test, yet 80% believed they had adequate training in statistical literacy.

A national survey of nearly 5,000 ob/gyn residents indicates that most do not fully grasp important statistical information, with 74% unable to identify the positive predictive value of a screening mammogram on a multiple choice test. Yet most (~80%) believed they had adequate training in statistical literacy.

A study of practicing ob/gyns found that only 49% could calculate the positive predictive value of a screening mammogram. Are you confident in your ability to understand and interpret statistical information?