R Dataset / Package MASS / Insurance


On this Picostat.com statistics page, you will find information about the Insurance data set which pertains to Numbers of Car Insurance claims. The Insurance data set is found in the MASS R package. You can load the Insurance data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("Insurance"). This will load the data into a variable called Insurance. If R says the Insurance data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("MASS") 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 Insurance R data set. The size of this file is about 1,643 bytes.

Numbers of Car Insurance claims


The data given in data frame Insurance consist of the numbers of policyholders of an insurance company who were exposed to risk, and the numbers of car insurance claims made by those policyholders in the third quarter of 1973.




This data frame contains the following columns:


factor: district of residence of policyholder (1 to 4): 4 is major cities.


an ordered factor: group of car with levels <1 litre, 1–1.5 litre, 1.5–2 litre, >2 litre.


an ordered factor: the age of the insured in 4 groups labelled <25, 25–29, 30–35, >35.


numbers of policyholders.


numbers of claims


L. A. Baxter, S. M. Coutts and G. A. F. Ross (1980) Applications of linear models in motor insurance. Proceedings of the 21st International Congress of Actuaries, Zurich pp. 11–29.

M. Aitkin, D. Anderson, B. Francis and J. Hinde (1989) Statistical Modelling in GLIM. Oxford University Press.


Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (1999) Modern Applied Statistics with S-PLUS. Third Edition. Springer.


## main-effects fit as Poisson GLM with offset
glm(Claims ~ District + Group + Age + offset(log(Holders)),
    data = Insurance, family = poisson)# same via loglm
loglm(Claims ~ District + Group + Age + offset(log(Holders)),
      data = Insurance)

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

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