height_immunity {Biostatistics}R Documentation

Data on the relationship between immune system functioning and body height in healthy people.

Description

Data from a study relating innate (complement & lysozyme activity, neutrophil function) and adaptive (lymphocyte count, IgA, IgG and vaccine responce) to height. The subjects were a group of Polish volunteers.

Usage

data("height_immunity")

Format

A data frame with 193 observations on the following 16 variables.

sex

Subject sex

age

Age in years

body.height

Height in mm

BMI

Body Mass Index

body_fat

Percent body fat

testosterone

Free testosterone titre

complement

Complement activity

lysozyme

Lysozyme activity

phagocytic

Phagocytic uptake

ROS

Reactive Oxygen Species production

IgA

Immunoglobulin A levels

IgG

Immunoglobulin G levels

CD3

CD3 lymphocytes

CD19

CD19 lymphocytes

flu_post_vaccination_response

Antibody response to 'flu vaccination

tetanus_post_vaccination_response

Antibody response to tetanus vaccination

Source

Pawlowski, Boguslaw et al. (2017), Data from: Body height and immune efficacy: testing body stature as a signal of biological quality, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.2vn0d

References

Drulis-Kawa, Z. (2017) Body height and immune efficacy: testing body stature as a signal of biological quality. Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society, 284: 0171372

Examples

data(height_immunity)
str(height_immunity)

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