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Researchers interested in the relationship between absenteeism from school and certain demographic characteristics of children collected data from 146 randomly sampled students in rural New South Wales, Australia, in a particular school year.

## Usage

absenteeism

## Format

A data frame with 146 observations on the following 5 variables.

eth

Ethnicity, representing Aboriginal (A) or not (N).

sex

Gender.

age

Age bucket.

lrn

Learner status, with average learner (AL) and slow learner (SL).

days

Number of days absent.

## Source

Venables WN, Ripley BD. 2002. Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth Edition. New York: Springer.

Data can also be found in the R MASS package under the data set name quine.

## Examples


library(ggplot2)

ggplot(absenteeism, aes(x = eth, y = days)) +
geom_boxplot() +
coord_flip()