Nathan Mantel

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Nathan Mantel
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Born (1919-02-16)February 16, 1919
New York
Died May 26, 2002(2002-05-26) (aged 83)
Potomac, Maryland
Nationality United States
Occupation biostatistician
Known for Mantel test

Nathan Mantel (February 16, 1919 – May 26, 2002) was a biostatistician best known for his work with William Haenszel which led to the Mantel–Haenszel test and its associated estimate, the Mantel–Haenszel odds ratio. The Mantel–Haenszel procedure and its extensions allow data from several sources or groups to be combined while avoiding confounding.[1]

He spent much of his career working for the National Cancer Institute. During his career he published over 380 academic papers. Later in his life he was known for defending the tobacco industry against claims that passive smoking was harmful.

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  1. ^ Mantel, N.; Haenszel, W. (1959), "Statistical aspects of the analysis of data from the retrospective analysis of disease", Journal of the National Cancer Institute 22 (4): 719–748, doi:10.1093/jnci/22.4.719, PMID 13655060. 

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