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BOF: 2.62

In a cohort study, the occurrence of infertility was recorded for smokers and non-smokers in the reproductive age group, over a decade. The difference in incidences between the 2 groups was reported to be significant at the p > 0.05 level. Which is the most appropriate interpretation that can be made from the results of this study?

a)      The null hypothesis can be rejected; results may have occurred by chance up to 5% of the time

b)      A significant difference between the 2 groups may occur 5% of the time or less

c)      The null hypothesis may be accepted as the difference between the 2 groups is only 5% of the time

d)      The alternate hypothesis may be rejected

e)      A causal relationship between exposure and outcome may be established at significance level 0.05

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