aisR Documentation

Australian athletes data set

Description

These data were collected in a study of how data on various characteristics of the bloood varied with sport body size and sex of the athlete.

Usage

data(ais)

Format

A data frame with 202 observations on the following 13 variables.

rcc

red blood cell count, in

wcc

while blood cell count, in per liter

hc

hematocrit, percent

hg

hemaglobin concentration, in g per decaliter

ferr

plasma ferritins, ng

bmi

Body mass index, kg

ssf

sum of skin folds

pcBfat

percent Body fat

lbm

lean body mass, kg

ht

height, cm

wt

weight, kg

sex

a factor with levels f m

sport

a factor with levels B_Ball Field Gym Netball Row Swim T_400m T_Sprnt Tennis W_Polo

Details

Do blood hemoglobin concentrations of athletes in endurance-related events differ from those in power-related events?

Source

These data were the basis for the analyses that are reported in Telford and Cunningham (1991).

References

Telford, R.D. and Cunningham, R.B. 1991. Sex, sport and body-size dependency of hematology in highly trained athletes. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 23: 788-794.