Marginal Frequencies

In a Multi-way table, the values in the margins of the table are simply one-way (frequency) tables for all values in the table. They are important in that they help us to evaluate the arrangement of frequencies in individual columns or rows. The differences between the distributions of frequencies in individual rows (or columns) and in the respective margins inform us about the relationship between the crosstabulated variables.

For more information on Marginal frequencies, see Description of Joint Frequency Distributions via Crosstabulations - Introductory Overview and Description of Joint Frequency Distributions via Crosstabulations - Marginal Frequencies.