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Low birth weight

Data from 189 infants were collected in order to study risk factors for low birth weight (Hosmer and Lemeshow, 1989).

  1. race is 1 if the mother is white, and 0 otherwise.
  2. smoke is 1 if the mother has been smoking during pregnancy and 0 otherwise.
  3. low is an indicator for low birth weight. It is low if the birth weight is less than 2500 grams; otherwise, normal.

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