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A high respiratory rate is a potential diagnostic indicator of respiratory infection in children. To judge whether a respiratory rate is “high” however, a physician must have a clear picture of the distribution of normal rates. To this end, Italian researchers measured the respiratory rates of 618 children between the ages of 15 days and 3 years.

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A data frame with 618 observations on the following 2 variables.

`Age`

age in months of child

`Rate`

respiratory rate (breaths per minute)

Ramsey, F.L. and Schafer, D.W. (2002). *The Statistical Sleuth: A
Course in Methods of Data Analysis (2nd ed)*, Duxbury.

Rusconi, F., Castagneto, M., Porta, N., Gagliardi, L., Leo, G.,
Pellegatta, A., Razon, S. and Braga, M. (1994). Reference Values for
Respiratory Rate in the First 3 Years of Life, *Pediatrics*
**94**(3): 350–355.

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