Revista de Saúde Pública
Print version ISSN 0034-8910
SANCHES, Odécio. Classification of subjects in the tuberculin test: application of a statistical model when the frequency distribution of the induration is a mixture of normal components. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1976, vol.10, n.4, pp. 285-289. ISSN 0034-8910. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89101976000400003.
The classification problem in the tuberculin test was studied. A sample of induration data from a generic population was used and the "best possible regions" criterion was applied. Estimates of classification regions and estimates of probabilities of misclassification were obtained.
Keywords : Tuberculin test; Induration; Mixture of normal distributions; Classification regions; Misclassification probability.