Mmmec: Malignant melanoma deaths in Europe

Description Usage Format Source References Examples

Description

Malignant Melanoma Mortality in the European Community associated with the impact of UV radiation exposure.

Usage

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Format

A data frame with 354 observations on the following 6 variables.

nation

a factor with levels Belgium, W.Germany, Denmark, France, UK, Italy, Ireland, Luxembourg, and Netherlands

region

Region ID - a factor.

county

County ID - a factor.

deaths

Number of male deaths due to MM during 1971–1980

expected

Number of expected deaths.

uvb

Centered measure of the UVB dose reaching the earth's surface in each county.

Source

http://multilevel.ioe.ac.uk/softrev/mmmec.html

References

Langford, I.H., Bentham, G. and McDonald, A. 1998: Multilevel modelling of geographically aggregated health data: a case study on malignant melanoma mortality and UV exposure in the European community. Statistics in Medicine 17: 41-58.

Examples

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str(Mmmec)
summary(Mmmec)
(fm1 <- glmer(deaths ~ uvb + (1|region), Mmmec, poisson, offset = log(expected)))

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