The Mann-Withney test is a non-parametric test used to compare the distribution of a numeric variable from two independent groups. It is an alternative to the Student t-test when the data doesn't follow a normal distribution.

In practice

The Mann-Withney's test is usually when the number of participants per group is < 30 or when the distributions of the two samples do not respect the assumption of normality.

How to use it on EasyMedStat ?

  1. Go to Statistics > Test variables
  2. Select a Numeric variable you would like to compare between the two groups
  3. Select a Yes-No variable to create groups of patients
  4. Click on "Which tests can I do ?"
  5. Click on "Compare values of ..."

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