mlbw: Matched Low Birth Weight data

Description Format Details Source References See Also

Description

Matched Low Birth Weight data

Format

A data.frame with 112 observations (rows) and 9 variables (columns).

Details

This data was collected as part of a larger study at Bayside Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts. It contains information on 56 cases (of low birth weight deliveries) and an equal number of age-matched controls.

The observed variable values were modified to protect patient confidentiality.

A one-to-one matched set was created from the low birth weight data. For each woman who gave birth to a low birth weight baby, a mother of the same age was randomly selected who did not give birth to a low birth weight baby. For three mothers aged < 17, it was not possible to identify a match.

Columns are:

ID

Identification code.

LOW

Low birth weight? (factor):

0

BWT > 2500g

1

BWT <= 2500g

AGE

Age of mother.

LWT

Weight of mother (lbs) at last menstrual period.

RACE

Race (factor):

1

white

2

black

3

other

SMOKE

Smoking status during pregnancy (factor):

0

no

1

yes

PTD

Pre-term delivery previously? (factor):

0

no

1

yes

HT

History of hypertension (factor):

0

no

1

yes

UI

History of uterine irritability (factor):

0

no

1

yes

Source

Wiley FTP

References

H&L 2nd ed. Page 230. Section 7.3.

See Also

lbw


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