R Dataset / Package HSAUR / agefat


On this Picostat.com statistics page, you will find information about the agefat data set which pertains to Total Body Composision Data . The agefat data set is found in the HSAUR R package. You can load the agefat data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("agefat"). This will load the data into a variable called agefat. If R says the agefat data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("HSAUR") and then attempt to reload the data. If you need to download R, you can go to the R project website. You can download a CSV (comma separated values) version of the agefat R data set. The size of this file is about 415 bytes.

Total Body Composision Data


Age and body fat percentage of 25 normal adults.




A data frame with 25 observations on the following 3 variables.


the age of the subject.


the body fat percentage.


a factor with levels female and male.


The data come from a study investigating a new methods of measuring body composition (see Mazess et al, 1984), and give the body fat percentage (percent fat), age and sex for 25 normal adults aged between 23 and 61 years. The questions of interest are how are age and percent fat related, and is there any evidence that the relationship is different for males and females.


R. B. Mazess, W. W. Peppler and M. Gibbons (1984), Total body composition by dual-photon (153Gd) absorptiometry. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 40, 834–839.


  data("agefat", package = "HSAUR")
  plot(fat ~ age, data = agefat)

Dataset imported from https://www.r-project.org.

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Attachment Size
dataset-32187.csv 415 bytes
Dataset License
GNU General Public License v2.0
Documentation License
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