Lung cancer incidence in four Danish cities 1968–1971

Description

This data set contains counts of incident lung cancer cases and population size in four neighbouring Danish cities by age group.

Usage

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Format

A data frame with 24 observations on the following 4 variables:

city

a factor with levels Fredericia, Horsens, Kolding, and Vejle.

age

a factor with levels 40-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, and 75+.

pop

a numeric vector, number of inhabitants.

cases

a numeric vector, number of lung cancer cases.

Details

These data were “at the center of public interest in Denmark in 1974”, according to Erling Andersen's paper. The city of Fredericia has a substantial petrochemical industry in the harbour area.

Source

E.B. Andersen (1977), Multiplicative Poisson models with unequal cell rates, Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, 4:153–158.

References

J. Clemmensen et al. (1974), Ugeskrift for Læger, pp. 2260–2268.

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