On this Picostat.com statistics page, you will find information about the MentalHealth data set which pertains to Mental Health Admissions. The MentalHealth data set is found in the Stat2Data R package. Try to load the MentalHealth data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("MentalHealth"). This may load the data into a variable called MentalHealth. If R says the MentalHealth data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("Stat2Data") and then attempt to reload the data with library("Stat2Data") followed by data("MentalHealth"). Perhaps strangley, if R gives you no output after entering a command, it means the command succeeded. If it succeeded you can see the data by typing MentalHealth at the command-line which should display the entire dataset.
If you need to download R, you can go to the R project website. You can download a CSV (comma separated values) version of the MentalHealth R data set. The size of this file is about 697 bytes.
Mental Health Admissions
Admissions to a mental health emergency room and full moons
A dataset with 36 observations on the following 3 variables.
| Month of the year
| Relatinship to full moon:
| Number of emergency room admissions
Some researchers in the early 1970s set out to study whether there is a
"full-moon" effect on emergency room admissions at a mental health hospital. They separated the data over 12 months into
rates before the full moon (mean number of patients seen 4-13 days before the full moon), during
the full moon (the number of patients seen on the full moon day), and after the full moon (mean
number of patients seen 4-13 days after the full moon).
Introduction to Mathematical Statistics and its Applications by Richard J. Larsen and Morris L. Marx.
Prentice Hall:Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1986.
The original discussion of the study is in Blackman, S., and Catalina, D. (1973). "The moon and the emergency
room." Perceptual and Motor Skills 37, 624-626.
Dataset imported from https://www.r-project.org.