irlsuicide: Irish Suicide Data

Description Usage Format Details Source References Examples

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.

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")

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