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Homework 2 I started analyzing the data and the various independent variables. I checked for the missing values (“Data Summary” Tab in excel) and built four different models. First I ran my regression with all the variables and then I started eliminating insignificant independent variables with several missing data points in 3 different regressions but my models got worse. So I picked my first model to be my final model. Overweight and Obese and the largest number of missing columns (Also see “Several Models-Female” and “Model Summary-Male” tabs in excel). But it is difficult to ascertain these values and therefore it has been ignored. The “Yes” response for these variables is substantially lower than the no response. It appears as if most people are reluctant to give a yes answer to the controversial questions asked. People are more likely to reply in a yes to easy questions about eating healthy (juice/vegetables), sports and physical activity, watching TV and whether they are sexually active. Question B. Equation for the Model for Women using 2013 data: Let, Women Texted or Emailed while Driving = Y Drove 1+ times when drinking = a Fought school 1+ times 12 mos = b Sad 2 wks past 12 mos = c Smoked cigarette before 13 = d Had 1 drink on 1+ days in life = e Had first drink before 13 = f Five+ drinks 1+ past 30 days =g Tried marijuana before 13 = h Sniffed glue 1+ times in life =i Had sex with 1+ people 3 mos = j
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