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Table 1 Example for fitting exposure distributions for white non-Hispanic Americans

From: Statistical modeling of volume of alcohol exposure for epidemiological studies of population health: the US example

Goodness of fit        Chi Square  
Volume of drinking in g/day Count Empirical distribution % log-normal fit % gamma fit % Weibull fit % log-normal gamma Weibull
Men         
0 - 10 4524 57.3 64.6 52.2 57.3 73.0 53.3 0.5
10 - 20. 1163 14.7 11.7 15.2 14.6 50.4 0.2 0.5
20 - 30 666 8.4 5.8 9.2 7.9 67.5 2.6 3.3
30 - 40 459 5.8 3.5 6.1 5.0 70.9 0.5 10.3
40 - 50 238 3.0 2.4 4.3 3.4 9.4 38.2 3.2
50 - 60 156 2.0 1.8 3.1 2.4 1.7 47.0 7.3
60 - 70 119 1.5 1.4 2.3 1.8 1.2 29.8 3.8
70 - 80 95 1.2 1.1 1.7 1.4 1.1 15.8 1.3
80 - 90 85 1.1 0.9 1.3 1.1 3.1 3.1 0.1
90 - 100 48 0.6 0.7 1.0 0.8 1.7 17.8 5.7
100 + 336 4.3 6.5 3.5 4.0 96.9 13.3 1.9
TOTAL 7889 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 377.0 221.6 37.7
Women         
0 - 10 6908 79.7 82.8 74.5 79.6 10.7 60.1 3.2
10 - 20. 848 9.8 7.3 13.8 10.5 53.0 116.2 2.4
20 - 30 443 5.1 3.1 6.0 4.3 69.5 8.3 14.4
30 - 40 169 1.9 1.7 2.9 2.2 2.5 35.0 1.2
40 - 50 92 1.1 1.1 1.5 1.2 0.1 13.2 1.4
50 - 60 65 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.0 0.1 0.1
60 - 70 37 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.5 3.1 0.0 0.2
70 - 80 16 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.3 25.5 1.2 6.6
80 - 90 19 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.2 4.6 3.1 0.1
90 - 100 17 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.1 2.0 6.6 1.2
100 + 56 0.6 1.8 0.1 0.4 191.6 40.3 7.2
TOTAL 8670 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 362.4 284.0 37.8