Irish Suicide Data

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Description

Suicide Rates in the Republic of Ireland 1989-1998.

Usage

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Format

A data frame with 104 observations on the following 8 variables.

Region

a factor with levels Cork , Dublin , EHB - Dub., Galway, Lim., Mid HB, MWHB-Lim., NEHB, NWHB, SEHB-Wat., SHB-Cork, Waterf., WHB-Gal..

ID

a factor with levels 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 corresponding to Regions.

pop

a numeric vector giving the population sizes (estimated for 1994).

death

a numeric vector giving the total number of deaths.

sex

a factor for gender with levels 0 (female) and 1 (male).

age

a factor for age with levels 1 (0-29), 2 (30-39), 3 (40-59), 4 (60+ years).

smr

a numeric vector with standardized mortality ratios (SMRs)

expected

a numeric vector with ‘expected’ number of cases obtained from a reference population (Ahlbom, 1993).

Details

The data set is examined in Sofroniou et al. (2006), using a variance component model with regions as upper level.

Source

Institute of Public Health in Ireland (2005). All Ireland Mortality Database. Retrieved August 8, 2005, from http://mapserver1.cdc-ni.com/iph/index.htm.

References

Ahlbom, A., (1993). Biostatistics for Epidemiologists. Boca Raton: Lewis Publishers.

Sofroniou, N., Einbeck, J., and Hinde, J. (2006). Analyzing Irish Suicide Rates with Mixture Models. Proceedings of the 21st Workshop on Statistical Modelling in Galway, Ireland, 2006.

Examples

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data(irlsuicide)
library(lattice)
trellis.device(color=FALSE)
plot2age<-rep(gl(4,2),13)
xyplot(irlsuicide$death/irlsuicide$pop~plot2age|irlsuicide$Region, 
    pch=(1+(irlsuicide$sex==1)),xlab="age",ylab="Crude rates")