Lung cancer mortality data for white females, by county, 2000-4

Description

Counts and rates of lung cancer mortality data among white women, aggregated for 2000-4 by county.

Usage

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Format

A data frame with 2577 observations on the following 6 variables.

fips

a numeric vector of 5 digit fips codes identifying the state and the county

rate

a numeric vector of age-adjusted rates by county during 2000-4 for white females

count

a numeric vector of the number of white female lung cancer deaths during 2000-4 by county

pop

a numeric vector of the white female population in the county during 2000

stcode

a numberic vector of the 2 digit state fips code

stabr

a character vector of the 2 character state postal code

Details

The rates on this file are directly age adjusted to the US 2000 standard population and are expressed as the number of deaths per 100,000 person-years. Counties with from 1 to 9 deaths are suppressed (deleted from the file). This dataset is used by the micromapST examples.

Author(s)

Linda W. Pickle and Jim Pearson of StatNet Consulting, LLC, Gaithersburg, MD

Source

Surveillance Research Program, National Cancer Institute SEER*Stat software (http://www.seer.cancer.gov/seerstat), November 2007 data submission, released April 2008. Data originally provided to NCI by the National Center for Health Statistics.

References

FIP 6-4 Codes