Body fat data set

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Description

A data frame with 128 observations on 15 variables.

Usage

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Format

A data frame with 128 observations on 15 variables.

Id

Identifier

Bodyfat

Bodyfat percentage

Age

Age (years)

Weight

Weight (kg)

Height

Height (inches)

Neck

Neck circumference (cm)

Chest

Chest circumference (cm)

Abdo

Abdomen circumference (cm) "at the umbilicus and level with the iliac crest"

Hip

Hip circumference (cm)

Thigh

Thigh circumference (cm)

Knee

Knee circumference (cm)

Ankle

Ankle circumference (cm)

Bic

Extended biceps circumference (cm)

Fore

Forearm circumference (cm)

Wrist

Wrist circumference (cm) "distal to the styloid processes"

Details

A subset of the 252 observations available in the mfp package. The selected observations avoid known high leverage points and outliers. The unused points from the data set could be used to validate selected models.

References

Johnson W (1996, Vol 4). Fitting percentage of body fat to simple body measurements. Journal of Statistics Education. Bodyfat data retrieved from http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v4n1/datasets.johnson.html An expanded version is included in the mfp R package.

Examples

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data(bodyfat)
full.mod = lm(Bodyfat~.,data=subset(bodyfat,select=-Id))