Statistical test to compare two ratios from two independent models

What statistical test can I use to compare two ratios from two independent samples. The ratios are after to before results. I need to compare the after/before ratios for two independent models and show whether they are have significant difference or not. Please help!

• How are you quantifying the results? Numbers of events, or continuous measurements (on a scale with a true zero, i hope) or...? – onestop Oct 22 '10 at 7:39
• @pom I hope you can clarify this query. In addition to the issues raised by @onestop, your modification of both "samples" and "models" by the word "independent" makes one wonder about your precise meaning and your synonymous use of "ratio" and "difference" in the same sentence raises questions about what you mean by those words. One possible interpretation is that each sample consists of a set of ratios; another interpretation is that you are estimating some kind of statistic in each sample, taking the ratio of those two numbers, and want to compare it to some standard value (such as 1.0). – whuber Oct 22 '10 at 15:13