Televisions, Physicians, and Life Expectancy

Data was taken from The Journal of Statistics Education. For further information about the data, see the Journal of Statistics Education Data Archive Web Page.

NAME: Televisions, Physicians, and Life Expectancy

TYPE: Sample

SIZE: 40 observations, 6 variables

DESCRIPTIVE ABSTRACT:

For each of the forty largest countries in the world (according to 1990 population figures), data are given for the country's life expectancy at birth, number of people per television set, and number of people per physician.

SOURCE:

_The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1993_ (1993), New York: Pharos Books.

VARIABLE DESCRIPTIONS:

Columns
A Country
B Life expectancy
C People per television
D People per physician
E Female life expectancy
F Male life expectancy

Values are aligned and delimited by blanks.
Missing values are denoted with *.

SPECIAL NOTES:

A country's life expectancy was calculated by averaging the life expectancies for females and males. In most cases the almanac listed the ratios of people per television and people per physician directly. In the few cases for which the almanac listed the raw numbers, the ratios were calculated from the population information. The only missing values are people per television in Tanzania and Zaire.

STORY BEHIND THE DATA:

These data were gathered from _The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1993_ to enable students to explore properties of association, correlation, and prediction in a context that is very easy to understand.

SUBMITTED BY:

Allan J. Rossman
Dickinson College
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
P.O. Box 1773
Carlisle, PA 17013
rossman@dickinson.edu

CountryLife ExpectancyPeople per TelevisionPeople per PhysicianFemale Life ExpectancyMale Life Expectancy
Argentina70.543707467
Brazil6546846862
China7086437268
Colombia715.615517468
Egypt60.5156166160
Ethiopia51.5503366605350
France782.64038274
Germany762.63467973
India57.54424715857
Indonesia612474276359
Iran64.52329926564
Italy78.53.82338275
Japan791.86098276
Kenya619676156359
Korea, North70903707367
Korea, South704.910667367
Mexico726.66007668
Morocco64.52148736663
Myanmar (Burma)54.559234855653
Pakistan56.57323645756
Peru64.51410166762
Philippines64.58.810626762
Poland733.94807769
Romania7265597569
Russia693.22597464
South Africa641113406761
Spain78.52.62758275
Sudan5323125505452
Taiwan753.29657872
Tanzania52.5*252295550
Thailand68.51148837166
Turkey70511897268
Ukraine70.532267566
United Kingdom7636117973
United States75.51.34047972
Venezuela74.55.65767871
Vietnam652930966763
Zaire54*231935652