Statistics and Its Interface

Volume 2 (2009)

Number 2

Some issues concerning disclosure risk in contingency tables

Pages: 223 – 225



Arthur Cohen (Rutgers University, New Jersey, U.S.A.)

Harold B. Sackrowitz (Rutgers University, New Jersey, U.S.A.)


Inference issues in connection with disclosure risk in contingency tables are considered. For a model which makes no assumptions regarding relationships among cells, Bayes estimators of disclosure risk and Bayes tests for “uniques” are found. Formulas for sample size determination also ensue.


Bayes estimators, Bayes tests, hypergeometric distribution, uniques

Published 1 January 2009