Statistical exploration from SARS

Leung Ho Philip YU, Jennifer S. K. CHAN, Wing K. FUNG

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The outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) posed a threat to people in many parts of the world, particularly Toronto, Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Most cities were totally unprepared for this disease. In this article, we provide several statistical problems on SARS based on publicly available data. Students can learn various statistical methods by use of this application and thus enhance their skill in statistical reasoning. Copyright © 2006 American Statistical Association.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-91
JournalThe American Statistician
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006


Yu, P. L. H., Chan, J. S. K., & Fung, W. K. (2006). Statistical exploration from SARS. The American Statistician, 60(1), 81-91. doi: 10.1198/000313006X91421


  • Case fatality rate
  • Incidence
  • Intervention model
  • Teaching statistics


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