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.
A data frame with 618 observations on the following 2 variables.
age in months of child
respiratory rate (breaths per minute)
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