R Dataset / Package Stat2Data / MentalHealth

Documentation

On this Picostat.com statistics page, you will find information about the MentalHealth data set which pertains to Mental Health Admissions. The MentalHealth data set is found in the Stat2Data R package. You can load the MentalHealth data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("MentalHealth"). This will load the data into a variable called MentalHealth. If R says the MentalHealth data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("Stat2Data") 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 MentalHealth R data set. The size of this file is about 697 bytes.


Mental Health Admissions

Description

Admissions to a mental health emergency room and full moons

Format

A dataset with 36 observations on the following 3 variables.

Month Month of the year
Moon Relatinship to full moon: After, Before, or During
Admission Number of emergency room admissions

Details

Some researchers in the early 1970s set out to study whether there is a "full-moon" effect on emergency room admissions at a mental health hospital. They separated the data over 12 months into rates before the full moon (mean number of patients seen 4-13 days before the full moon), during the full moon (the number of patients seen on the full moon day), and after the full moon (mean number of patients seen 4-13 days after the full moon).

Source

Introduction to Mathematical Statistics and its Applications by Richard J. Larsen and Morris L. Marx. Prentice Hall:Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1986.

References

The original discussion of the study is in Blackman, S., and Catalina, D. (1973). "The moon and the emergency room." Perceptual and Motor Skills 37, 624-626.

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

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Attachment Size
dataset-84756.csv 697 bytes
Dataset License
GNU General Public License v2.0
Documentation License
GNU General Public License v2.0