# 5.6: Computing a Cumulative Distribution (Section 4.2.2)


Let’s compute a cumulative distribution for the SleepHrsNight variable in NHANES. This looks very similar to what we saw in the previous section.

# create summary table for relative frequency of different
# values of SleepHrsNight

SleepHrsNight_cumulative <-
NHANES_unique %>%
# drop NA values for SleepHrsNight variable
drop_na(SleepHrsNight) %>%
# remove other variables
dplyr::select(SleepHrsNight) %>%
# group by values
group_by(SleepHrsNight) %>%
# create summary table
summarize(AbsoluteFrequency = n()) %>%
# create relative and cumulative frequencies
mutate(
RelativeFrequency = AbsoluteFrequency / sum(AbsoluteFrequency),
CumulativeDensity = cumsum(RelativeFrequency)
)

kable(SleepHrsNight_cumulative)
SleepHrsNight AbsoluteFrequency RelativeFrequency CumulativeDensity
2 9 0.00 0.00
3 49 0.01 0.01
4 200 0.04 0.05
5 406 0.08 0.13
6 1172 0.23 0.36
7 1394 0.28 0.64
8 1405 0.28 0.92
9 271 0.05 0.97
10 97 0.02 0.99
11 15 0.00 1.00
12 17 0.00 1.00

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