Question: m daviglus et al n engl j med 1997 examined...
M Daviglus et al (N Engl J Med 1997) examined the relationship of fish consumption with death from coronary heart disease (CHD) among 1,822 male employees of the Western Electric Company Hawthorne Works in Chicago who were followed for 30 years. Among 189 men who reported consumption of 0 g/day of fish at baseline, 48 died of coronary heart disease during follow-up.
2. (6 points) Daviglus and colleagues also reported the follow-up time in these men. The 189 non-fish eaters were followed for a total of 4,754 person-years.
a. What distribution can be used to make probability statements about the incidence rate of CHD death in these men? Briefly describe assumptions and limitations of use of this distribution for this purpose within the context of the study.