FEV: Forced Expiratory Volume

Description Usage Format Source

Description

This data set consists of 654 observations on children aged 3 to 19. Forced Expiratory Volume (FEV), which is a measure of lung capacity, is the variable in interest. Age and height are two continuous predictors. Sex and smoke are two categorical predictors.

Usage

1

Format

A data frame with 654 observations on the following 5 variables.

age

Age of the 654 children.

FEV

Forced expiratory volume(liters).

height

Height(inches).

sex

Female is 0. Male is 1.

smoke

Nonsmoker is 0. Smoker is 1.

Source

Rosner, B. (1999) Fundamentals of Biostatistics, 5th Ed., Pacific Grove, CA: Duxbur.

Michael J. Kahn (2005) An Exhalent Problem for Teaching Statistics Journal of Statistics Education Volume 13, Number 2.


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