Question: The paper Correlations between the Intrauterine Metabolic Environment and Blood

The paper "Correlations between the Intrauterine Metabolic Environment and Blood Pressure in Adolescent Offspring of Diabetic Mothers" (Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 136, Issue 5, pp. 587-592) by N. Cho et al. presented findings of research on children of diabetic mothers. Past studies showed that maternal diabetes results in obesity, blood pressure, and glucose tolerance complications in the offspring. Following are the arterial blood pressures, in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg), for a random sample of 16 children of diabetic mothers.
a. Apply the t-interval procedure to these data to find a 95% confidence interval for the mean arterial blood pressure of all children of diabetic mothers. Interpret your result. (x = 85.99 mm Hg and s = 8.08 mm Hg.)
b. Obtain a normal probability plot, a boxplot, a histogram, and a stem-and-leaf diagram of the data.
c. Based on your graphs from part (b), is it reasonable to apply the t-interval procedure as you did in part (a)? Explain your answer.

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