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French to English translations [PRO] Medical  Medical: Pharmaceuticals / Abbreviation 

French term or phrase: p < 0.001  I'm doing a Fr>En translation on a weightloss drug, and in it they
refer to a 4yr study of the drug, and the results as compared to a
placebo.
There's a graph for the people who took the drug, showing starting
weight, then weight after four years and another graph showing the
same thing for the people who took the placebo.
Underneath that it says:
1 an : différence moyenne de 4,4 kg entre les 2 groupes p < 0.001.
4 ans : différence moyenne de 2,7 kg entre les 2 groupes p < 0.001.
My question is: What does "p < 0.001" mean? 
 Martin HoffmanKudoZ activityQuestions: 43 (none open) ( 6 closed without grading) Answers: 2
  Local time: 03:48

 p < 0.001  Explanation: it's stats and as far as I can tell by your quotation, it's the same
pvalue
[PPT]
Hypothesis Testing For a Single Population Mean
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Determining the pvalue. H0: μ = average population GPA = 2.7 ... Select Test mean. In box, specify the value of the mean in the null hypothesis. ...
www.stat.psu.edu/~resources/ClassNotes/ljs_17/ljs_17.PPT  Similar pages  Note this
JSTOR: Reliability of Using the Mean Absolute Deviation to Derive ...
When the sample mean absolute deviation (MAD) is used in this way instead of .... If so, either an average p will have to be arrived at or a maximum p will ...
links.jstor.org/sici?sici=00029092(197208)54%3A3%3C503%3AROUTMA%3E2.0.CO%3B2B  Similar pages  Note this
Median and Mean Absolute Error
As the name suggests, the mean absolute error is a weighted average of the ... for given values of xi and pi) and its graph is composed of line segments. ...
www.fmi.unisofia.bg/vesta/Virtual_Labs/freq/freq6.html  9k  Cached  Similar pages  Note this
Mean  Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The most general method for defining a mean or average, y, takes any function of a list ... are weighted means, p is a positive real number, then A,B with ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mean
 Note added at 15 mins (20080207 04:55:32 GMT) 
I was searching for the references but Janet was faster :)
 Note added at 33 mins (20080207 05:13:40 GMT) Postgrading 
Thanks Martin  it's early morning here though :)

 Selected response from: veratek France Local time: 08:48
 Grading comment This is the first time I've posted a query here and am super impressed by such a fast and accurate response this late at nightthanks! 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer 
 
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5 mins confidence: peer agreement (net): +7 p<0.001
Explanation: leave it the same in English.
It refers to the statistical significance of the results.
 Note added at 7 mins (20080207 04:47:05 GMT) 
http://colfa.utsa.edu/Sociology/masters/alpha.htm
you can look it up easily
 Note added at 8 mins (20080207 04:48:24 GMT) 
Usually you find the pvalue in parentheses though after the results.
 Janet Ratziu France Local time: 08:48 Specializes in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 52

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13 mins confidence: p < 0.001
Explanation: it's stats and as far as I can tell by your quotation, it's the same
pvalue
[PPT]
Hypothesis Testing For a Single Population Mean
File Format: Microsoft Powerpoint  View as HTML
Determining the pvalue. H0: μ = average population GPA = 2.7 ... Select Test mean. In box, specify the value of the mean in the null hypothesis. ...
www.stat.psu.edu/~resources/ClassNotes/ljs_17/ljs_17.PPT  Similar pages  Note this
JSTOR: Reliability of Using the Mean Absolute Deviation to Derive ...
When the sample mean absolute deviation (MAD) is used in this way instead of .... If so, either an average p will have to be arrived at or a maximum p will ...
links.jstor.org/sici?sici=00029092(197208)54%3A3%3C503%3AROUTMA%3E2.0.CO%3B2B  Similar pages  Note this
Median and Mean Absolute Error
As the name suggests, the mean absolute error is a weighted average of the ... for given values of xi and pi) and its graph is composed of line segments. ...
www.fmi.unisofia.bg/vesta/Virtual_Labs/freq/freq6.html  9k  Cached  Similar pages  Note this
Mean  Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The most general method for defining a mean or average, y, takes any function of a list ... are weighted means, p is a positive real number, then A,B with ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mean
 Note added at 15 mins (20080207 04:55:32 GMT) 
I was searching for the references but Janet was faster :)
 Note added at 33 mins (20080207 05:13:40 GMT) Postgrading 
Thanks Martin  it's early morning here though :)
 veratek France Local time: 08:48 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 8

  Grading comment This is the first time I've posted a query here and am super impressed by such a fast and accurate response this late at nightthanks! 
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