10.7 Optional: Comparing two independent means

This question is optional; for example, if you need more practice, or you are studying for the exam.

(Answers available in Sect. A.10)

A study compared the number of deaths reported from hurricanes with male and female names (Smith 2016).

One of the tables in the paper is shown in Fig. 10.6. Explain in everyday language what this means.

Table 4 from Smith (2016)

FIGURE 10.6: Table 4 from Smith (2016)


Smith G. Hurricane names: A bunch of hot air? Weather and Climate Extremes. 2016;12:80–4.