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Recent Application of Quantification II in Japanese Medical Research

Takaichiro Suzuki and Akio Kudo
Environmental Health Perspectives
Vol. 32 (Oct., 1979), pp. 131-141
DOI: 10.2307/3429011
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3429011
Page Count: 11
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Abstract

Hayashi's Quantification II is a method of multivariate discrimination analysis to manipulate attribute data as predictor variables. It is very useful in the medical research field for estimation, diagnosis, prognosis, evaluation of epidemiological factors, and other problems based on multiplicity of attribute data. In Japan, this method is so well known that most of the computer program packages include the Hayashi Quantification, but it seems to be yet unfamiliar with the method for researchers outside Japan. In view of this situation, we introduced 19 selected articles of recent applications of the Quantification II in Japanese medical research. In reviewing these papers, special mention is made to clarify how the researchers were satisfied with findings provided by the method. At the same time, some recommendations are made about terminology and program packages. Also a brief discussion of the background of the quantification methods is given with special reference to the Behaviormetric Society of Japan.

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