Analysis of Research Paper Report
HCS/438 Statistical Applications
University of Phoenix

Analysis of Research Paper Report
In this paper, I will interpret the statistical significance of a study. The following points will be addressed; 1) statistical procedures mentioned in the study, 2) conclusions reached by the study, 3) determine if the conclusions are appropriate, 4) determine if the findings are statistically significant, 5) describe the process that I used to make this determination and 6) provide the level of significance.
The article that I chose for this research paper is from the PfizerPro website in regards to the heart medication called LIPITOR. LIPITOR is medication designed to lower and individual’s LDL cholesterol for the prevention of heart disease. There are several statistical procedures mentioned in this study that discusses the effects of LIPITOR on non-fatal and fatal coronary heart disease within certain age groups of men but I will only cover two of this in this paper. The study also discusses the following, “1) the effect of LIPITOR 10 mg/day on non-fatal myocardial infarction or coronary heart disease death, 2) the effect of LIPITOR 10 mg/day of an occurrence of major cardiovascular event, 3) the effect of LIPITOR 80 mg/day vs. 10 mg/day on time to occurrence of major cardiovascular events” (“Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease,” 2010, p. 1).
The conclusions that the study reached that LIPITOR was effective in reducing the rate of coronary events (either fatal or non-fatal). To elaborate on this, LIPITOR was effective in the prevention of myocardial fraction events regardless of the baseline LDL (Low-density lipoprotein). The conclusions are appropriate based on the figures given in the article for example, “LIPITOR also significantly decreased the relative risk for revascularization procedures by 42%. Although the reduction of fatal and non-fatal strokes did not reach a pre-defined significance level (p=0.01), a favorable...