Topic: Nutrition

Methods: ANOVA, Boxplot, Histogram, Median, Transformation,
Topics: Nutrition,
Datafile Name: Calories

"Let the buyer beware" is a phrase that comes to mind when buying a used car, not when buying food. However, Allison, Heshka, Sepulveda, and Heymsfield (1993) think that this phrase should apply to purchasing "diet" and "health" foods as well. They purchased 40 such ...

Methods: Histogram, Scatterplot, Regression,
Topics: Nutrition, Health,
Datafile Name: Cereals

This datafile contains nutritional information and grocery shelf location for 77 breakfast cereals. Current research states that adults should consume no more than 30% of their calories in the form of fat, they need about 50 grams (women) or 63 grams (men) of protein daily, and should provide for...

Methods: ANOVA,
Topics: Food, Nutrition, Science,
Datafile Name: Hot Dogs

People who are concerned about their health may prefer hot dogs that are low in salt and calories. The "Hot dogs" datafile contains data on the sodium and calories contained in each of 54 major hot dog brands. The hot dogs are classified by type: beef, poultry, and meat (mostly pork and...

Methods: Cluster Analysis, Principal Components,
Topics: Europe, Health, Nutrition,
Datafile Name: Protein

These data measure protein consumption in twenty-five European countries for nine food groups. It is possible to use multivariate methods to determine whether there are groupings of countries and whether meat consumption is related to that of other foods.

A complete linkage cluster anal...

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