Datafile Name: Breast Cancer
Datafile Subjects: Health , Medical
Story Names: Breast cancer
Reference: A.J. Lea. (1965). New Observations on Distribution of Neoplasms of Female Breast in Certain Countries. British Medical Journal, 1, 488-490.
Text Citation: Velleman, P. F. and Hoaglin, D. C. (1981). Applications, Basics, and Computing of Exploratory Data Analysis. Belmont. CA: Wadsworth, Inc., pp. 127-134.
Authorization: free use
Description: Data contains the mean annual temperature (in degrees F)
and Mortality Index for neoplasms of the female breast.
Data were taken from certain regions of Great Britain, Norway, and Sweden.
Number of cases: 16
Mortality: Mortality index for neoplasms of the female breast
Temperature: Mean annual temperature (in degrees F)
In the early 1960s, data were collected from official statistics registers of Great Britain, Norway and Sweden on breast cancer mortality. Death rates for neoplasms of the breast were calculated for various age groups and for certain areas at the same latitude. Age-specific death rates were
then calculated for each area and converted to a mortality index using 100 as the age-specific rate for all of England and Wales. The mean annual temperatures at various latitudes under study were obtained from the British Meteorological Office.
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Wind Chill Data||yes||georgew49||Oct 12, 2015||2KB||100|
male and female body temperature||yes||lisetrivett||Mar 17, 2015||659B||1427|
Average daily temperature in Cincinnati between fall equinox and mid-May in the years 2012-13.xlsx||yes||stikelrw||Jan 28, 2014||3KB||122|
Cincinnati temperature Winter 2012-13.xlsx||yes||stikelrw||Jan 28, 2014||970B||63|
Average daily temperature in Cincinnati between fall equinox and winter solstice in the year 2012.xlsx||yes||stikelrw||Oct 10, 2013||993B||132|
Responses to Ideal summer temperature|
Respondents provided their ideal summer temperature (in degrees), their gender and their age. Considering the histogram, it appears that some respondents may have specified the temperature in Celsius rather than Fahrenheit.
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Body temperatures for 130 healthy adults
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Daily average temperatures for Houston and Raleigh over several years|
Daily average temperatures are provided form January 1, 1995 to November 19, 2012. The daily average is calculated as the mean of 24 hourly readings. Values of -99 represent missing values. Which city is typically hotter? How well can you predict the average in one city using the average from the other? Should your predictions depend on the season?
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CONTENT: Normal Body Temperature, Gender, and Heart Rate
TYPE: Random sample
SIZE: 130 observations, 3 variables
This article takes data from a paper in the _Journal of the American Medical Association_ that examined whether the true mean body temperature is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. These data are derived from a dataset presented in Mackowiak, P. A., Wasserman, S. S., and Levine, M. M. (1992), "A Critical Appraisal of 98.6 Degrees F, the Upper Limit of the Normal Body Temperature, and Other Legacies of Carl Reinhold August Wunderlich," _Journal of the American Medical Association_, 268, 1578-1580.
Temp = Body temperature (degrees Fahrenheit)
Sex = Gender (1 = male, 2 = female)
Beats = Heart rate (beats per minute)
Additional information about these data can be found in the "Datasets and Stories" article "What's Normal? -- Temperature, Gender, and Heart Rate" in the _Journal of Statistics Education_ (Shoemaker 1996).
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This data shows body temperature, heart beat rate, and gender of 107 healthy adults
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1972-2011 fire season (May 15-Oct 31) fuel moisture and max temperature data from Meyers (ID 042607) remote automated weather station (RAWS)
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Body Temperatures 12 AM||yes||gregster_08||Sep 2, 2009||2KB||104|
European Temperatures||yes||statcrunch||Mar 12, 2009||194B||107|
Forecast and Actual Temperatures||yes||statcrunch||Mar 12, 2009||1KB||1051|