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Data from the fourth dutch growth study in 1997.

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A data frame with 6848 observations on the following 10 variables.

`defnr`

identification number

`age`

age in decimal years

`hgt`

length/height in cm

`wgt`

weight in kg

`hc`

head circumference in cm

`hgt.z`

z-score length/height

`wgt.z`

z-score weight

`hc.z`

z-score head circumference

`bmi.z`

z-score body mass index

`hfw.z`

z-score height for weight

z-scores were calculated relative to the Dutch references.

The Fourth Dutch Growth Study is a cross-sectional study that measures growth and development of the Dutch population between ages 0 and 21 years. The study is a follow-up to earlier studies performed in 1955, 1965 and 1980, and its primary goal is to update the 1980 references.

van Buuren S and Fredriks A (2001)
*Worm plot: A simple diagnostic device for modeling growth reference curves*
Statistics in Medicine, 20:1259-1277

Schnabel S and Eilers P (2009)
* Optimal expectile smoothing *
Computatational Statistics and Data Analysis, 53: 4168-4177

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Loading required package: parallel
Loading required package: mboost
Loading required package: stabs
This is mboost 2.8-1. See 'package?mboost' and 'news(package = "mboost")'
for a complete list of changes.
Loading required package: BayesX
Loading required package: shapefiles
Loading required package: foreign
Attaching package: 'shapefiles'
The following objects are masked from 'package:foreign':
read.dbf, write.dbf
Note: Function plotsurf depends on akima which has
a restricted licence that explicitly forbids commercial use.
akima is therefore disabled by default and may be enabled by
akimaPermit(). Calling this function includes your agreement to
akima`s licence restrictions.
```

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