On this Picostat.com statistics page, you will find information about the Whickham data set which pertains to Data from the Whickham survey. The Whickham data set is found in the mosaicData R package. You can load the Whickham data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("Whickham"). This will load the data into a variable called Whickham. If R says the Whickham data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("mosaicData") 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 Whickham R data set. The size of this file is about 21,262 bytes.
Data from the Whickham survey
Data on age, smoking, and mortality
from a one-in-six survey of the electoral roll
in Whickham, a mixed urban and rural district near Newcastle upon
Tyne, in the UK. The survey was conducted in 1972-1974 to study
heart disease and thyroid disease. A follow-up on those in the
survey was conducted twenty years later.
A data frame with 1314 observations on women for the following variables.
outcome survival status after 20 years: a factor with levels
smoker smoking status at baseline: a factor with levels
age age (in years) at the time of the first survey
This dataset contains a
subset of the survey sample: women who were classified as current
smokers or as never having smoked.
The data were
synthesized from the summary description tables given
in the Appleton et al al paper.
DR Appleton, JM French, MPJ Vanderpump. "Ignoring a covariate: an example
of Simpson's paradox". (1996)
American Statistician, 50(4):340-341.
Dataset imported from https://www.r-project.org.