# Nursing week 4 assignment: frequency and descriptive statistics

To prepare:

• Review the  Descriptive Statistics SPSS Output provided below. (attached pdf)
• Review how to interpret descriptive statistics, including how to interpret research outcomes.
• Consider the results presented in the SPSS output and reflect on how you might interpret the frequency distributions and the descriptive statistics presented.

The assingment (APA format, title page, 2-3 pages) & 3 references:

• Summarize your interpretation of the frequency data provided in the output for respondent’s age, highest school grade completed, and family income from prior month.
• Note: A frequency analysis is way of summarizing data by depicting the number of times a data value occurs in the data table or output. It is used to analyze the data set including where the data are concentrated or clustered, the range of values, observation of extreme values, and to determine intervals for analysis that could make sense in categorizing your variable values.
• Summarize your interpretation of the descriptive statistics provided in the output for respondent’s age, highest school grade completed, race and ethnicity, currently employed, and family income from prior month.
• Note: The descriptive analysis includes N (size of your sample), the mean, the median, the standard deviation, the size and spread of your data to determine the variability/variance in your data

Week 4 Descriptive Statistics Exercises SPSS Output

Part I

Respondent’s Age

Descriptive Statistics

N Minimum Maximum Mean Std. Deviation Skewness

Statistic Statistic Statistic Statistic Statistic Statistic Std. Error

Respondent’s age at time of

interview

1000 19.378 49.430 36.63733 6.198741 -.374 .077

Valid N (listwise) 1000

Descriptive Statistics

N Minimum Maximum Mean Std. Deviation Skewness

Statistic Statistic Statistic Statistic Statistic Statistic Std. Error

completed

989 1 16 11.28 1.561 -.727 .078

Valid N (listwise) 989

Race and Ethnicity

Race/ethnicity

Frequency Percent Valid Percent

Cumulative

Percent

Valid Black, not Hispanic 803 80.3 80.5 80.5

Hispanic 128 12.8 12.8 93.3

White, not Hispanic 53 5.3 5.3 98.6

Other 14 1.4 1.4 100.0

Total 998 99.8 100.0

Missing Refused 1 .1

DK 1 .1

Total 2 .2

Total 1000 100.0

Currently Employed

Currently employed?

Frequency Percent Valid Percent

Cumulative

Percent

Valid No 546 54.6 54.7 54.7

Yes 452 45.2 45.3 100.0

Total 998 99.8 100.0

Missing System 2 .2

Total 1000 100.0

Part II

Part III

Family Income

Descriptive Statistics

N Minimum Maximum Mean Std. Deviation Skewness

Statistic Statistic Statistic Statistic Std. Error Statistic Statistic Std. Error

Family income prior month,

all sources

895 \$0 \$6,593 \$1,172.59 \$26.345 \$788.153 2.030 .082

Valid N (listwise) 895