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Dataset Title Framingham Heart Study (2.20.Framingham.dta)
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: Dupont WD. Statistical Modeling for Biomedical Researchers: A Simple Introduction to the Analysis of Complex Data. Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Press, 2002, p. 77.
Description of Dataset The dataset comes from a long-term follow-up study of cardiovascular risk factors on 4699 patients living in the town of Framingham, Massachusetts. The patients were free of coronary heart disease at their baseline exam (recruitment of patients started in 1948).
Codebook Variable Labels

Baseline exam:
sbp systolic blood pressure (SBP) in mm Hg
dbp diastolic blood pressure (DBP) in mm Hg
age age in years
scl serum cholesterol (SCL) in mg/100ml
bmi body mass index (BMI) = weight/height2 in kg/m2
sex gender
1=male, 2=female
month month of year in which baseline exam occurred
id patient identification variable (numbered 1 to 4699)

Follow-up information on coronary heart disease:
followup follow-up in days
chdfate CHD outcome
1=patient develops CHD at the end of follow-up
See Also Appendix 1 - : Stoddard GJ. Biostatistics and Epidemiology Using Stata [unpublished manuscript] University of Utah School of Medicine, 2009.
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