women {datasets}R Documentation

Average Heights and Weights for American Women

Description

This data set gives the average heights and weights for American women aged 30–39.

Usage

women

Format

A data frame with 15 observations on 2 variables.

[,1] height numeric Height (in)
[,2] weight numeric Weight (lbs)

Details

The data set appears to have been taken from the American Society of Actuaries Build and Blood Pressure Study for some (unknown to us) earlier year.

The World Almanac notes: “The figures represent weights in ordinary indoor clothing and shoes, and heights with shoes”.

Source

The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 1975.

References

McNeil, D. R. (1977) Interactive Data Analysis. Wiley.

Examples

require(graphics)
plot(women, xlab = "Height (in)", ylab = "Weight (lb)",
     main = "women data: American women aged 30-39")

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