breslow

0th

Percentile

Smoking Deaths Among Doctors

The breslow data frame has 10 rows and 5 columns.

In 1961 Doll and Hill sent out a questionnaire to all men on the British Medical Register enquiring about their smoking habits. Almost 70% of such men replied. Death certificates were obtained for medical practitioners and causes of death were assigned on the basis of these certificates. The breslow data set contains the person-years of observations and deaths from coronary artery disease accumulated during the first ten years of the study.

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Format

This data frame contains the following columns:

age

The mid-point of the 10 year age-group for the doctors.

smoke

An indicator of whether the doctors smoked (1) or not (0).

n

The number of person-years in the category.

y

The number of deaths attributed to coronary artery disease.

ns

The number of smoker years in the category (smoke*n).

References

Davison, A.C. and Hinkley, D.V. (1997) Bootstrap Methods and Their Application. Cambridge University Press.

Doll, R. and Hill, A.B. (1966) Mortality of British doctors in relation to smoking: Observations on coronary thrombosis. National Cancer Institute Monograph, 19, 205-268.

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  • breslow
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