Lifespans of UK 1st class cricketers born prior to 1840

Description

Year and birth, lifespan, etc, of British first class cricketers, born prior to 1840, whose handedness could be determined.

Usage

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Format

A data frame with 211 observations on the following 8 variables.

left

a factor with levels right left

year

numeric, year of birth

life

numeric, lifespan

dead

numeric (all 1 = dead)

acd

numeric (0 = not accidental or not dead, 1 = accidental death)

kia

numeric (all 0 = not killed in action)

inbed

numeric (0 = did not die in bed, 1 = died in bed)

cause

a factor with levels alive acd (accidental death) inbed (died in bed)

Source

John Aggleton, Martin Bland. Data were collated as described in Aggleton et al.

References

Aggleton JP, Bland JM, Kentridge RW, Neave NJ 1994. Handedness and longevity: an archival study of cricketers. British Medical Journal 309, 1681-1684.

Bailey P, Thorne P, Wynne-Thomas P. 1993. Who's Who of Cricketers. 2nd ed, London, Hamlyn.

Bland M and Altman D. 2005. Do the left-handed die young? Significance 2, 166-170.

See Also

cricketer.

Examples

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