cholesterol: Cholesterol levels for heart-attack patients

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This dataset reports cholesterol levels for 28 patients treated at a Pennsylvania medical center. All patients have cholesterol recorded on day 2 and day 4 after attack, but some have missing values on day 14. These data were analyzed by Schafer (1997, Chap. 5).




a data frame with 28 rows and 3 variables:


cholesterol 2 days after heart attack.


cholesterol 4 days after heart attack.


cholesterol 14 days after heart attack.


Ryan, B.F. and Joiner, B.L. (1994) Minitab Handbook (Third edition). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.


Schafer, J.L. (1997) Analysis of Incomplete Multivariate Data. London: Chapman & Hall/CRC Press.

For example analyses of this dataset using functions in the norm2 package, see the manual NORM Package for R, Version 2 in the library subdirectory doc.

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