The data are a record of physician smoking habits and the frequency of death by myocardial infarction, or heart attack.
A data frame with 10 observations on the following variables.
Ordinal age group
count of deaths in category
number of physisian years in scope of data
Dummy variable for age level 1
Dummy variable for age level 2
Dummy variable for age level 3
Dummy variable for age level 4
Dummy variable for age level 5
The physicians were divided into five age divisions, with deaths as the response, person years (pyears) as the binomial denominator, and both smoking behavior (smokes) and agegroup (a1–a5) as predictors.
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Hilbe, J., and A.P. Robinson. 2012. Methods of Statistical Model Estimation. Chapman & Hall / CRC.
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