Fifth Dutch growth study 2009Source:
Age, height, weight and region of 10030 children measured within the Fifth Dutch Growth Study 2009
fdgs is a data frame with 10030 rows and 8 columns:
Region (factor, 5 levels)
Sex (boy, girl)
Schonbeck, Y., Talma, H., van Dommelen, P., Bakker, B., Buitendijk, S. E., Hirasing, R. A., van Buuren, S. (2011). Increase in prevalence of overweight in Dutch children and adolescents: A comparison of nationwide growth studies in 1980, 1997 and 2009. PLoS ONE, 6(11), e27608.
Schonbeck, Y., Talma, H., van Dommelen, P., Bakker, B., Buitendijk, S. E., Hirasing, R. A., van Buuren, S. (2013). The world's tallest nation has stopped growing taller: the height of Dutch children from 1955 to 2009. Pediatric Research, 73(3), 371-377.
Van Buuren, S. (2018). Flexible Imputation of Missing Data. Second Edition. Boca Raton, FL.: Chapman & Hall/CRC Press.
The data set contains data from children of Dutch descent (biological parents are born in the Netherlands). Children with growth-related diseases were excluded. The data were used to construct new growth charts of children of Dutch descent (Schonbeck 2013), and to calculate overweight and obesity prevalence (Schonbeck 2011).
Some groups were underrepresented. Multiple imputation was used to create synthetic cases that were used to correct for the nonresponse. See Van Buuren (2012), chapter 8 for details.