Data from: The statistical mechanics of human weight change

Lang JC, De Sterck H, Abrams DM

Date Published: December 21, 2017

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.7f140

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Title Northwestern Medicine BMI data
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Description Northwestern Medicine (NU) data are stored in NU.csv comma separated values (CSV) format. This file contains five columns: year t, BMI in year t, BMI in year t + 1, age in year t, and gender. Note: When BMI in year t + 1 is unavailable then the entry in the third column is -1.
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Title BRFSS BMI data
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Description BRFSS data are stored in BRFSS BMI.csv in CSV format. This file contains two columns: year t, BMI in year t.
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Title Self Reported NHANES BMI data
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Description Self-reported NHANES data are stored in NHANES SR.csv in CSV format. This file contains five colums: year t, BMI in year t − 1 (i.e. year prior to the interview), BMI in year t (i.e. at time of interview), age in year t, and gender. Note 1: We associate NHANES data from survey 1999-2000 with t = 1999, from survey 2001-2002 with t = 2001, and so on. Note 2: Because self-reported NHANES data are only used for individual-level computations, NHANES SR.csv only records data from respondents who reported both (a) BMI at time of NHANES interview and (b) BMI one year prior to NHANES interview.
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Title NHANES Directly Measured BMI data
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Description Directly measured NHANES data are stored in NHANES DM.csv in CSV format. This file contains four columns: year t, BMI in year t, age in year t, and gender. Note: We associate NHANES data from survey 1999-2000 with t = 1999, from survey 2001-2002 with t = 2001, and so on.
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Lang JC, De Sterck H, Abrams DM (2017) The statistical mechanics of human weight change. PLOS ONE 12(12): e0189795. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0189795

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Lang JC, De Sterck H, Abrams DM (2017) Data from: The statistical mechanics of human weight change. Dryad Digital Repository. https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.7f140
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