These data were collected as part of the NHANES 1999-2004 study.
A data frame with 31126 observations on the following 32 variables.
seqn matching code for NHANES mortality data
age in years
ethnicity Mexican American,
Other Hispanic, Non-Hispanic White, Non-Hispanic Black, or Other/Multi
"cardiovascular death" or
followup months of follow up (for mortality data)
height height (meters)
weight weight (kilograms)
waist waist circumference (meters)
wci the proposed body shape index
bmi body mass index
ptfat percent trunk fat
tfat mass of trunk fat
lfat limb fat
llean limb lean tissue
lean_bmi lean-tissue only BMI
fat_bmi fat-only BMI
bone_bmi bone BMI
pct_fat percent fat
bmd bone mineral density
fmhm_other Framingham risk score
hdl HDL cholesterol
chol cholesterol (LDL?)
bps systolic blood pressure, mmHg
bpd diastolic blood pressure, mmHg
income ratio of family income to poverty threshold. 5 is ratio greater than or equal to 5
pop_weight population weight, for adding up over the US population
psu primary sampling unit
stratum sampling stratum
These data were assempled from NHANES 1999-2004 sources by Dr. Nir Krakauer at City College of New York.
Nir Y. Krakauer, Jesse C. Krakauer, "A New Body Shape Index Predicts Mortality Hazard Independently of Body Mass Index" PloS one, 7 (7) PMID: 22815707, 2012. http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0039504
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