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# CH 8.1) Health insurers are beginning to offer telemedicine services online that replace the common office...

CH 8.1) Health insurers are beginning to offer telemedicine services online that replace the common office visit. Wellpoint provides a video service that allows subscribers to connect with a physician online and receive prescribed treatments. Wellpoint claims that users of its LiveHealth Online service saved a significant amount of money on a typical visit. The data shown below (\$), for a sample of 20 online doctor visits, are consistent with the savings per visit reported by Wellpoint.

 92 35 40 105 83 56 55 49 39 75 50 94 93 74 75 79 94 98 53 81

Assuming the population is roughly symmetric, construct a 95% confidence interval for the mean savings for a televisit to the doctor as opposed to an office visit (to 2 decimals).

95% confidence interval: \$ ? to \$ ? per visit

2. The Centers for Disease Control reported the percentage of people 18 years of age and older who smoke (CDC website, December 14, 2014). Suppose that a study designed to collect new data on smokers and nonsmokers uses a preliminary estimate of the proportion who smoke of .31.

a. How large a sample should be taken to estimate the proportion of smokers in the population with a margin of error of .02 (to the nearest whole number)? Use 95% confidence.

b. Assume that the study uses your sample size recommendation in part (a) and finds 520 smokers. What is the point estimate of the proportion of smokers in the population (to 4 decimals)?

c. What is the 95% confidence interval for the proportion of smokers in the population (to 4 decimals)?

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