“Age” is a variable. It can take on many different values, such as 18, 49, 72, and so on. “Gender” is a variable. It can take on two different values, either male or female.

## What type of variable is age and gender?

The basics

Examples of **quantitative characteristics** are age, BMI, creatinine, and time from birth to death. Examples of qualitative characteristics are gender, race, genotype and vital status. Qualitative variables are also called categorical variables.

## What type of variable is gender?

There are two types of categorical variable, nominal and **ordinal**. A nominal variable has no intrinsic ordering to its categories. For example, gender is a categorical variable having two categories (male and female) with no intrinsic ordering to the categories. An ordinal variable has a clear ordering.

## What are the 3 types of variables?

These changing quantities are called variables. A variable is any factor, trait, or condition that can exist in differing amounts or types. An experiment usually has three kinds of variables: **independent, dependent, and controlled**.

## What are the 5 types of variables?

**There are six common variable types:**

- DEPENDENT VARIABLES.
- INDEPENDENT VARIABLES.
- INTERVENING VARIABLES.
- MODERATOR VARIABLES.
- CONTROL VARIABLES.
- EXTRANEOUS VARIABLES.

## How do you classify a variable?

Classifying variables can be somewhat contentious. Standard statistical textbooks will state that variables can be broadly classified as **categorical or continuous**. Categorical variables can be further categorised into nominal (e.g. ethnic group), ordinal (e.g. tumour staging) and dichotomous (e.g. sex).

## Is gender a dependent variable?

An independent variable is used in statistics to predict or explain **a dependent variable**. For example, Age and Gender might be used as independent variables to predict the age of death or life expectancy (dependent variables).

## What type of variable is birth month?

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Since there are exactly 12 possible birth months, it is discrete, and can be categorical. It is **qualitative**, as it describes an attribute or quality of the subject, namely the birth month.

## Is age an independent variable?

It is a variable that stands alone and isn’t changed by the other variables you are trying to measure. For example, someone’s **age** might be an independent variable.