Concept and Interpretation of Confidence Interval: How to Overcome Limitations of P-value

Authors

  • Umar Hussain Saidu College of Dentisrty, Saidu Sharif, Swat
  • Farhad Ali Khattak Biostatistician, Khyber College of Dentistry, Peshawar

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52206/jsmc.2024.14.1.886

Abstract

Knowing the estimate (mean or proportion) for the whole population is not feasible due to a lack of resources. Therefore, we rely on a sample estimate to draw conclusions about the population. The range of values in which the true population estimate lies is called a confidence interval (CI) which is more reliable than single estimate. For descriptive studies, CIs should be reported along with the point estimate (mean or proportion). For effect sizes in inferential statistics (mean difference, odds ratio, risk ratio, etc.), the p-value should be supplemented with a CI for strength and direction of the association.

Author Biography

Umar Hussain, Saidu College of Dentisrty, Saidu Sharif, Swat

MBBS, FCPS, MS

Additional Files

Published

08-03-2024

How to Cite

1.
Umar Hussain, Farhad Ali Khattak. Concept and Interpretation of Confidence Interval: How to Overcome Limitations of P-value. J Saidu Med Coll Swat [Internet]. 2024 Mar. 8 [cited 2024 Jul. 12];14(1):66-7. Available from: https://jsmc.pk/index.php/jsmc/article/view/886