Melanoma and Sunspot Activity—An Observational Study

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Description

Several factors suggest that the incidence of melanoma is related to solar radiation. Data has the age-adjusted melanoma incidence among males from Connecticut Tumor Registry, 1936–1972.

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Format

A data frame with 37 observations on the following 3 variables.

Year

year

Melanoma

male melanoma incidence in number of cases per 100,000 population

Sunspot

sunspot relative number

Source

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

References

Houghton, A., Munster, E.W. and Viola, M.V. (1978). Increased Incidence of Malignant Melanoma After Peaks of Sunspot Activity, Lancet: 759–760.

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