Six Sigma for Healthcare

Display the Distribution of Your Data Using the Histogram

Anantha Kollengode
Contributor: Anantha Kollengode
Posted: 08/04/2010


The histogram, one of the seven quality tools, is very effective in displaying the distribution of data. It’s particularly valuable if there are a large number of observations, as the tool quickly conveys the shape of the data distribution. The histogram visually presents the data of tabulated frequencies as consecutive, non-overlapping rectangular intervals.

Anantha Kollengode
Contributor: Anantha Kollengode
Posted: 08/04/2010