## Help! Easy question (probably) chi squared

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maartjespss
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### Help! Easy question (probably) chi squared

Hello!

Probably this is a very easy question:

I have 2 variables (see attachement). They both consists of three parts, respectively numbered (1,2,3) .
So 1=depression, 2=panic and 3=generalized fear . In the table I have these percentages, so for example how many percent are depressive in early life.

I did a chi square test and it is significant. Now I want to know from the people who are early in life, if there is a significant effect between depression and panic.

I have two questions:

1. Is it okay for me to do a chi square test? Because I have these dummy variables

2. Is it okay for me to do another chi square test, where I make a new variable with only depression and panic in it?

Maartje
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### Re: Help! Easy question (probably) chi squared

So the variable/condition "early in life" is the dummy variable and if so, defined as a 0 or 1 or something like that but dichotomous?
See the note below

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maartjespss
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### Re: Help! Easy question (probably) chi squared

Hello statman,

Yes they are like

early in life =1
later in life=2
very late in life=3

greetings maartje
maartjespss
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### Re: Help! Easy question (probably) chi squared

It is one variable..
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