David Lewis

2022-01-16

Would the nutrition levels and dietary habits (e.g. high fat diets, high cholesterol levels, protein or low carb diets, vegetarian, vegan, normal eater, etc.) of people in a survey be considered either Discrete or Continuous data?

Barbara Meeker

Expert

It would be Discrete as you can not have 1.5 vegetarians as an example.
Continuous data is more like things like distance and such, as there are infinitely many different answers you could get, for example, how long is a banana? (your data wont be 5cm or 6cm... you would get like 5.003cm and 5.025cm and so on)

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