The `tbl_summary`

function calculates descriptive statistics for
continuous, categorical, and dichotomous variables. Review the
tbl_summary vignette
for detailed examples.

```
tbl_summary(
data,
by = NULL,
label = NULL,
statistic = NULL,
digits = NULL,
type = NULL,
value = NULL,
missing = NULL,
missing_text = NULL,
sort = NULL,
percent = NULL,
include = everything()
)
```

- data
A data frame

- by
A column name (quoted or unquoted) in

`data`

. Summary statistics will be calculated separately for each level of the`by`

variable (e.g.`by = trt`

). If`NULL`

, summary statistics are calculated using all observations. To stratify a table by two or more variables, use`tbl_strata()`

- label
List of formulas specifying variables labels, e.g.

`list(age ~ "Age", stage ~ "Path T Stage")`

. If a variable's label is not specified here, the label attribute (`attr(data$age, "label")`

) is used. If attribute label is`NULL`

, the variable name will be used.- statistic
List of formulas specifying types of summary statistics to display for each variable. The default is

`list(all_continuous() ~ "{median} ({p25}, {p75})", all_categorical() ~ "{n} ({p}%)")`

. See below for details.- digits
List of formulas specifying the number of decimal places to round summary statistics. If not specified,

`tbl_summary`

guesses an appropriate number of decimals to round statistics. When multiple statistics are displayed for a single variable, supply a vector rather than an integer. For example, if the statistic being calculated is`"{mean} ({sd})"`

and you want the mean rounded to 1 decimal place, and the SD to 2 use`digits = list(age ~ c(1, 2))`

. User may also pass a styling function:`digits = age ~ style_sigfig`

- type
List of formulas specifying variable types. Accepted values are

`c("continuous", "continuous2", "categorical", "dichotomous")`

, e.g.`type = list(age ~ "continuous", female ~ "dichotomous")`

. If type not specified for a variable, the function will default to an appropriate summary type. See below for details.- value
List of formulas specifying the value to display for dichotomous variables. See below for details.

- missing
Indicates whether to include counts of

`NA`

values in the table. Allowed values are`"no"`

(never display NA values),`"ifany"`

(only display if any NA values), and`"always"`

(includes NA count row for all variables). Default is`"ifany"`

.- missing_text
String to display for count of missing observations. Default is

`"Unknown"`

.- sort
List of formulas specifying the type of sorting to perform for categorical data. Options are

`frequency`

where results are sorted in descending order of frequency and`alphanumeric`

, e.g.`sort = list(everything() ~ "frequency")`

- percent
Indicates the type of percentage to return. Must be one of

`"column"`

,`"row"`

, or`"cell"`

. Default is`"column"`

.- include
variables to include in the summary table. Default is

`everything()`

A `tbl_summary`

object

Select helpers
from the \tidyselect\ package and \gtsummary\ package are available to
modify default behavior for groups of variables.
For example, by default continuous variables are reported with the median
and IQR. To change all continuous variables to mean and standard deviation use
`statistic = list(all_continuous() ~ "{mean} ({sd})")`

.

All columns with class logical are displayed as dichotomous variables showing
the proportion of events that are `TRUE`

on a single row. To show both rows
(i.e. a row for `TRUE`

and a row for `FALSE`

) use
`type = list(where(is.logical) ~ "categorical")`

.

The select helpers are available for use in any argument that accepts a list
of formulas (e.g. `statistic`

, `type`

, `digits`

, `value`

, `sort`

, etc.)

Read more on the syntax used through the package.

The `tbl_summary()`

function has four summary types:

`"continuous"`

summaries are shown on a*single row*. Most numeric variables default to summary type continuous.`"continuous2"`

summaries are shown on*2 or more rows*`"categorical"`

*multi-line*summaries of nominal data. Character variables, factor variables, and numeric variables with fewer than 10 unique levels default to type categorical. To change a numeric variable to continuous that defaulted to categorical, use`type = list(varname ~ "continuous")`

`"dichotomous"`

categorical variables that are displayed on a*single row*, rather than one row per level of the variable. Variables coded as`TRUE`

/`FALSE`

,`0`

/`1`

, or`yes`

/`no`

are assumed to be dichotomous, and the`TRUE`

,`1`

, and`yes`

rows are displayed. Otherwise, the value to display must be specified in the`value`

argument, e.g.`value = list(varname ~ "level to show")`

The statistic argument specifies the statistics presented in the table. The
input is a list of formulas that specify the statistics to report. For example,
`statistic = list(age ~ "{mean} ({sd})")`

would report the mean and
standard deviation for age; `statistic = list(all_continuous() ~ "{mean} ({sd})")`

would report the mean and standard deviation for all continuous variables.
A statistic name that appears between curly brackets
will be replaced with the numeric statistic (see glue::glue).

For categorical variables the following statistics are available to display.

`{n}`

frequency`{N}`

denominator, or cohort size`{p}`

formatted percentage

For continuous variables the following statistics are available to display.

`{median}`

median`{mean}`

mean`{sd}`

standard deviation`{var}`

variance`{min}`

minimum`{max}`

maximum`{sum}`

sum`{p##}`

any integer percentile, where`##`

is an integer from 0 to 100`{foo}`

any function of the form`foo(x)`

is accepted where`x`

is a numeric vector

When the summary type is `"continuous2"`

, pass a vector of statistics. Each element
of the vector will result in a separate row in the summary table.

For both categorical and continuous variables, statistics on the number of missing and non-missing observations and their proportions are available to display.

`{N_obs}`

total number of observations`{N_miss}`

number of missing observations`{N_nonmiss}`

number of non-missing observations`{p_miss}`

percentage of observations missing`{p_nonmiss}`

percentage of observations not missing

Note that for categorical variables, `{N_obs}`

, `{N_miss}`

and `{N_nonmiss}`

refer
to the total number, number missing and number non missing observations
in the denominator, not at each level of the categorical variable.

Example 1

Example 2

Example 3

Example 4

See tbl_summary vignette for detailed tutorial

See table gallery for additional examples

Review list, formula, and selector syntax used throughout gtsummary

Other tbl_summary tools:
`add_ci()`

,
`add_n.tbl_summary()`

,
`add_overall()`

,
`add_p.tbl_summary()`

,
`add_q()`

,
`add_stat_label()`

,
`bold_italicize_labels_levels`

,
`inline_text.tbl_summary()`

,
`inline_text.tbl_survfit()`

,
`modify`

,
`separate_p_footnotes()`

,
`tbl_custom_summary()`

,
`tbl_merge()`

,
`tbl_split()`

,
`tbl_stack()`

,
`tbl_strata()`

```
# Example 1 ----------------------------------
tbl_summary_ex1 <-
trial %>%
select(age, grade, response) %>%
tbl_summary()
# Example 2 ----------------------------------
tbl_summary_ex2 <-
trial %>%
select(age, grade, response, trt) %>%
tbl_summary(
by = trt,
label = list(age ~ "Patient Age"),
statistic = list(all_continuous() ~ "{mean} ({sd})"),
digits = list(age ~ c(0, 1))
)
# Example 3 ----------------------------------
# for convenience, you can also pass named lists to any arguments
# that accept formulas (e.g label, digits, etc.)
tbl_summary_ex3 <-
trial %>%
select(age, trt) %>%
tbl_summary(
by = trt,
label = list(age = "Patient Age")
)
# Example 4 ----------------------------------
# multi-line summaries of continuous data with type 'continuous2'
tbl_summary_ex4 <-
trial %>%
select(age, marker) %>%
tbl_summary(
type = all_continuous() ~ "continuous2",
statistic = all_continuous() ~ c("{median} ({p25}, {p75})", "{min}, {max}"),
missing = "no"
)
```