Body temperature and heart rate of 130 health individuals

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Description

A data set used to investigate the claim that “normal” temperature is 98.6 degrees.

Usage

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Format

A data frame with 130 observations on the following 3 variables.

temperature

normal body temperature

gender

Gender 1 = male, 2 = female

hr

Resting heart rate

Details

Is normal body temperature 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit? This dataset was constructed to match data presented in an are article intending to establish the true value of “normal” body temperature.

Source

This data set was contributed by Allen L. Shoemaker to the Journal of Statistics Education, http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/datasets/normtemp.txt.

References

Data set is simulated from values contained in Mackowiak, P. A., Wasserman, S. S., and Levine, M. M. (1992), "A Critical Appraisal of 98.6 Degrees F, the Upper Limit of the Normal Body Temperature, and Other Legacies of Carl Reinhold August Wunderlich," Journal of the American Medical Association, 268, 1578-1580.

Examples

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data(normtemp)
hist(normtemp$temperature)
t.test(normtemp$temperature,mu=98.2)
summary(lm(temperature ~ factor(gender), normtemp))

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