lcancer {sm}R Documentation

Spatial positions of cases of laryngeal cancer


These data record the spatial positions of cases of laryngeal cancer in the North-West of England between 1974 and 1983, together with the positions of a number of lung cancer patients who were used as controls. The data have been adjusted to preserve anonymity.

The variables are:

Easting a west-east grid reference
Northing a north-south grid reference
Cancer an indicator of laryngeal (1) or lung (2) cancer

Source: Bailey & Gatrell (1995). Interactive Spatial Data Analysis. Longman Scientific and Technical, Harlow. A more extensive set of data is analysed in Kelsall & Diggle, kernel estimation of relative risk, Bernoulli 1, 3-16.

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