DATA HANDLING & STATISTICS
Data from the Framingham Heart study. In 1948, the study was initiated to identify the
common factors or characteristics that contribute to CVD by following its development
over time in group of participants who had not yet developed overt symptoms of CVD or
suffered a heart attack or stroke.
The researchers recruited 5,209 men and women between the ages of 30 and 62 from the
town of Framingham, Massachusetts. Every two years, a series of extensive physical
examinations and lifestyle interviews were conducted.
This data set is subset of the Framingham Heart study data. The data is stored as 4
columns. Each row represents a single subject.
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|| a number which uniquely identifies the subject
||Age at examination 1
||Framingham relative weight - the ratio of the
subjects weight to the median weight for their sex-height group
||Systolic blood pressure, examination 1
||Systolic blood pressure, examination 10
||Diastolic blood pressure, examination 1
CIG Number of cigarettes smoked per day
2-10 - examination at which CHD first diagnosed
YRS CHD Person years observation until withdrawal or first CHD event.
pre - pre-existing condition
0-18 - years
DEATH 0 - alive at examination 10
2-10 - first examination that had been scheduled following the date of death
YRS DTH Person years observation for mortality
CAUSE Cause of death
||Number of cigarettes smoked per day
||Coronary heart disease diagnosis,
0 - no evidence of CHD through examination 10
1 - pre-existing CHD at examination 1
||the year in which the obervation was taken