TY - JOUR
AU - Sakakibara, Iori
AU - Haramo, Emiko
AU - Muto, Akimasa
AU - Miyajima, Ikuya
AU - Kawasaki, Yohei
PY - 2014
TI - COMPARISON OF FIVE EXACT CONFIDENCE INTERVALS FOR THE BINOMIAL PROPORTION
JF - Current Research in Biostatistics
VL - 4
IS - 1
DO - 10.3844/amjbsp.2014.11.20
UR - https://thescipub.com/abstract/amjbsp.2014.11.20
AB - The Wald interval is easy to calculate; it is often used as the confidence interval for binomial proportions. However, when using this confidence interval, the actual coverage probability often falls under the nominal coverage probability in small cases. On the other hand, several confidence intervals where the actual cover age probability does not fall under the nominal coverage probability are suggested. In this study, we intro-duce five exact confidence intervals where the actual coverage probability does not fall under the nominal coverage probability and we calculate the expected length of the confidence intervals and compare/verify the accuracy of the coverage probabilities. Further, we examined the characteristics of these five exact confidence intervals at length. Coverage probability of Sterne was significantly closer to 0.95 than the other confidence intervals and stable. Its expected Length are not scattered in the width compared with the other methods. As a result, we found that the quality of the confidence interval based on the Sterne test is its availability for small samples.