Question: The paper Overweight Among Low Income Preschool Children Associated with the

The paper “Overweight Among Low-Income Preschool Children Associated with the Consumption of Sweet Drinks” (Pediatrics [2005]: 223–229) described a study of children who were underweight or normal weight at age 2. Children in the sample were classified according to the number of sweet drinks consumed per day and whether or not the child was overweight one year after the study began. Is there evidence of an association between whether or not children are overweight after one year and the number of sweet drinks consumed? Assume that it is reasonable to regard the sample of children in this study as representative of 2- to 3-year-old children and then test the appropriate hypotheses using a .05 significance level.

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