dbbmi: BMI of Dutch Boys

Description Usage Format Source References Examples

Description

The data are comming from the Fourth Dutch Growth Study, Fredriks et al. (2000a, 2000b), which is a cross-sectional study that measures growth and development of the Dutch population between the ages 0 and 21 years. The study measured, among other variables, height, weight, head circumference and age for 7482 males and 7018 females. Here we have the only the BMI of Dutch boys.

Usage

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Format

A data frame with 7294 observations on the following 2 variables.

age

a numeric vector

bmi

a numeric vector

Source

The data were kindly given by professor Stef. van Buuren.

References

Fredriks, A.M. van Buuren, S. Burgmeijer, R.J.F. Meulmeester, J.F. Beuker, R.J. Brugman, E. Roede, M.J. Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. and Wit, J. M. (2000a), Continuing positive secular change in The Netherlands, 1955-1997, Pediatric Research, 47, 316–323

Fredriks, A.M. van Buuren, S. Wit, J.M. and Verloove-Vanhorick, S. P. (2000b) Body index measurments in 1996-7 compared with 1980, Archives of Childhood Diseases, 82, 107–112

van Buuren and Fredriks M. (2001) Worm plot: simple diagnostic device for modelling growth reference curves. Statistics in Medicine, 20, 1259–1277

Examples

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data(dbbmi)
plot(bmi~age, data=dbbmi)

Example output



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