Meta-analyses on the effect of smoking on mortality risk.
Data have been reconstructed based on the famous Smoking and Health Report to the Surgeon General (Bayne-Jones S et al., 1964). Data sets can be used to evaluate the risk of smoking on overall mortality and lung-cancer deaths, respectively. The person time is attributed such that the rate ratios are equal to the reported mortality ratios implicitely assuming that the data have arisen from a homogeneous age group; more detailed information by age is not available from the report. Note, the group of "non-smokers" actually consists of all participants except those who are smokers of cigarettes only. Information on real non-smokers is not available from the published Smoking and Health Report.
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A data frame with the following columns:
Total number of participants
Number of deaths in smokers' group
Person years at risk in smokers' group
Number of deaths in non-smokers' group
Person years at risk in non-smokers' group
Bayne-Jones S et al. (1964), Smoking and Health: Report of the Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General of the United States. U-23 Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Public Health Service Publication No. 1103. http://profiles.nlm.nih.gov/ps/retrieve/ResourceMetadata/NNBBMQ
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