Air Pollution and Mortality

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Description

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.

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Format

A data frame with 60 observations on the following 7 variables.

City

a character vector indicating the city

Mort

total age-adjusted mortality from all causes

Precip

mean annual precipitation (inches)

Educ

median number of school years completed for persons 25 years or older

Nonwhite

percentage of population that is nonwhite

NOx

relative pollution potential of oxides of nitrogen

SO2

relative pollution potential of sulfur dioxide

Source

Ramsey, F.L. and Schafer, D.W. (2002). The Statistical Sleuth: A Course in Methods of Data Analysis (2nd ed), Duxbury.

References

McDonald, G.C. and Ayers, J.A. (1978). Some Applications of the “Chernoff Faces”: A Technique for Graphically Representing Multivariate Data in Wang, P.C.C. (ed.) Graphical Representation of Multivariate Data, Academic Press.

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