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Dataset Title Births Dataset (
Contributor/Email GregoryStoddard
Acknowledgment Please cite the appropriate contributors/authors/contacts when using or adapting these materials.
Description of Source This dataset is distributed with the textbook: Hills M, De Stavola BL. A Short Introduction to Stata for Biostatistics. London, Timberlake Consultants Ltd. 2002.
Description of Dataset The dataset concerns 500 mothers who had singleton births in a large London hospital.
Codebook Variable Labels
id subject number
bweight birth weight (grams)
lowbw birth weight < 2500 g
1=yes, 0=no
gestwks gestational age (weeks)
preterm gestational age < 37 weeks
1=yes, 0=no
matage maternal age (years)
hyp maternal hypertension
1=hypertensive, 0=normal
sex sex of baby
1=male, 2=female
sexalph sex of baby (alphabetic coding)
\x93male\x94, \x93female\x94

See Also Appendix 1 - Source: Stoddard GJ. Biostatistics and Epidemiology Using Stata [unpublished manuscript] University of Utah School of Medicine, 2009.
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