Does pollution kill people? Data in one early study designed to explore this issue from 5 Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas in the U.S between 1959–1961.
A data frame with 60 observations on the following 7 variables.
a character vector indicating the city
total age-adjusted mortality from all causes
mean annual precipitation (inches)
median number of school years completed for persons 25 years or older
percentage of population that is nonwhite
relative pollution potential of oxides of nitrogen
relative pollution potential of sulfur dioxide
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