[R] Create 2x2 table from summary data and run chi square test.

John Sorkin JSorkin at grecc.umaryland.edu
Fri Apr 22 20:37:57 CEST 2011

R 2.12
windows 7

I am summary data that I would like to make into a 2x2 table representing counts positive vs. negative counts:
28/289  20/276

My table should look something like the following:

          group1 group2
Positive    28     20
Negative   289     276

How can a (1) create the 2x2 table
          (2) run a chi square test on the table?

I have tried the following code, but I don't know if it is correct, and it does not give me an explicit 2x2 table:

> xx <- c(28,20)
> pp <- c(317/(317+296), 296/(317+296))
> chisq.test(xx,p=pp)

        Chi-squared test for given probabilities

data:  xx 
X-squared = 0.8425, df = 1, p-value = 0.3587

John David Sorkin M.D., Ph.D.
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