# Irish Suicide Data

### 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")
``` |