GestationR Documentation

Data from the Child Health and Development Studies

Description

Birth weight, date, and gestational period collected as part of the Child Health and Development Studies in 1961 and 1962. Information about the baby's parents — age, education, height, weight, and whether the mother smoked is also recorded.

Usage

data(Gestation)

Format

A data frame with 1236 observations on the following variables.

Details

The data were presented by Nolan and Speed to address the question of whether there is a link between maternal smoking and the baby's health for male births.

Source

The book by Nolan and Speed describes the data in more detail and provides an Internet site for accessing them: http://www.stat.berkeley.edu/users/statlabs

References

D Nolan and T Speed. Stat Labs: Mathematical Statistics Through Applications (2000), Springer-Verlag.

Examples

data(Gestation)