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<html><head><title>R: Rate of Death Due to Cancer in US Counties</title>


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<table width="100%" summary="page for USCancerRates {latticeExtra}"><tr><td>USCancerRates {latticeExtra}</td><td align="right">R Documentation</td></tr></table>

<h2>Rate of Death Due to Cancer in US Counties</h2>


<h3>Description</h3>

<p>
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<p>
This data set records the annual rates of death (1999-2003) due to
cancer by sex in US counties.
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<p>
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<h3>Usage</h3>

<pre>data(USCancerRates)</pre>


<h3>Format</h3>

<p>
A data frame with 3041 observations on the following 8 variables.

<dl>
<dt><code>rate.male</code></dt><dd>a numeric vector, giving rate of death per
100,000 due to cancer among males</dd>
<dt><code>LCL95.male</code></dt><dd>a 95% lower confidence limit for <code>rate.male</code> </dd>
<dt><code>UCL95.male</code></dt><dd>a 95% upper confidence limit for <code>rate.male</code> </dd>
<dt><code>rate.female</code></dt><dd>a numeric vector, giving rate of death per
100,000 due to cancer among females</dd>
<dt><code>LCL95.female</code></dt><dd>a 95% lower confidence limit for <code>rate.female</code></dd>
<dt><code>UCL95.female</code></dt><dd>a 95% upper confidence limit for <code>rate.female</code></dd>
<dt><code>state</code></dt><dd> a factor with levels giving name of US state </dd>
<dt><code>county</code></dt><dd> a character vector giving county names, in a
format similar to that used for county map boundaries in the
<code>maps</code> package. </dd>
</dl>

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<h3>Details</h3>

<p>
See the scripts directory for details of data preprocessing steps.
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<p>
From the website: Death data provided by the National Vital Statistics
System public use data file.  Death rates calculated by the National
Cancer Institute using SEER*Stat.  Death rates are age-adjusted to the
2000 US standard population
[<a href="http://www.seer.cancer.gov/stdpopulations/stdpop.19ages.html">http://www.seer.cancer.gov/stdpopulations/stdpop.19ages.html</a>].
Population counts for denominators are based on Census populations as
modified by NCI.
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<h3>Source</h3>

<p>
<a href="http://statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov/">http://statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov/</a>
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<h3>Examples</h3>

<pre>
data(USCancerRates)
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