Quiz 6: First C Level Question
A certain disease has a prevalence of one percent in a population. A test for the disease has a false positive rate of .05 and a false negative rate of .08. What is the probability that a randomly selected person has the disease given that the person tests positive for the disease?
AZobi: March 4, 2015, 2:24 a.m.
Can everyone make sure I did this correctly? My answer is (.92)(.01)/[(.92)(.01)+(.05)(.99)]
ritika: March 4, 2015, 11:22 a.m.
I got that too!
martha2A: March 5, 2015, 8:11 p.m.
I got that too :)
AZobi: March 5, 2015, 8:27 p.m.
Great! :)
weisbart: March 8, 2015, 1:07 p.m.
me too! funny, isn't it? the chance is less than $\frac{1}{6}$...not that high...