Statisticsin Medical Field

Numberscan be worth a thousand pictures to people that understand numericaldata easily than graphs. However, the reverse is also true since theyare some people that easily understand graphs through theirinterpretation of their diagrammatic representation. The correctinterpretation is important given that it such information that isused to make decision .An ideal example are the policies made in themedical field. For people to make informed decisions in the medicalfield they require to be able to understand statistical data.Furthermore, over the years researchers have tried to understand ifgraphical representations enhance peoples understanding of medicalinformation. As a result, a study was commissioned to understand ifgraphical information helped people a get a better comprehension. Toget a clear understanding we get a case example of a mental disorderknown as anxiety disorder (Cowell, 2011).

Thestatistics regarding the mental disorder 2011 touching on overallprevalence, gender age differences and treatment options are asfollows. Approximately 20.9 million Americans have the disorderrepresenting 19 % of the total population (Cowell, 2011).The age ofthe afflicted mainly is over 18.The anxiety disorder is moreprevalent in men with 10.3% of men over 45 years likely to beaffected. The disorder is more prevalent in females than men giventhat 6.6 % of the female population is affected compared to the 3.6%of the male population as indicated on the graph (Cowell, 2011). Themental disorder can be diagnosed through various ways including butnot limited to the Taylor manifest Anxiety scale. And Zung RatingAnxiety Scale. The two are used to detect anxiety symptoms. Thetreatment involves lifestyle change, therapy and medication usingvarious drugs that enhance cognitive ability of the brain. In thelong run the behavior of the person is affected


Cowell,F. A. (2011).&nbspMeasuringinequality.Oxford: Oxford University Press.