USA Malignant Melanoma Data

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Description

USA mortality rates for white males due to malignant melanoma 1950-1969.

Usage

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data("USmelanoma")

Format

A data frame with 48 observations on the following 5 variables.

mortality

number of white males died due to malignant melanoma 1950-1969 per one million inhabitants.

latitude

latitude of the geographic centre of the state.

longitude

longitude of the geographic centre of each state.

ocean

a binary variable indicating contiguity to an ocean at levels no or yes.

Details

Fisher and van Belle (1993) report mortality rates due to malignant melanoma of the skin for white males during the period 1950-1969, for each state on the US mainland. Questions of interest about these data include how do the mortality rates compare for ocean and non-ocean states?

Source

Fisher and van Belle (1993)

Examples

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  data("USmelanoma", package = "HSAUR2")

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