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Main Title Statistically Adjusted Estimates of Geographic Mortality Profiles.
Author Manton, K. G. ; Stallard, E. ; Woodbury, M. A. ; Riggan, W. B. ; Creason, J. P. ;
CORP Author Duke Univ., Durham, NC. Center for Demographic Studies. ;National Cancer Inst., Bethesda, MD. Environmental Epidemiology Branch.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.;National Inst. on Aging, Bethesda, MD.;National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/J-87/111;
Stock Number PB88-140496
Additional Subjects Mortality ; Pulmomary neoplasms ; Bladder neoplasms ; Bayes theorem ; Probability theory ; Regression analysis ; Epidemiology ; Reprints ; Lung neoplasms
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-140496 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The spatial variation of site-specific cancer mortality rates at the county or state economic area level can provide (a) insights into possible etiologic factors and (b) the basis for more detailed epidemiologic studies. One difficulty with such studies, especially for rare cancer types, is that unstable local area rate estimates, resulting from small population sizes, can obscure the underlying spatial pattern of disease risk. The paper presents a methodology for producing more stable rate estimates by statistically weighting the local area rate estimate toward the experience at the national level. The methodology is illustrated by the analysis of the spatial variation of two cancer types, bladder and lung, for U.S. white males over the three decades 1950-79. (Copyright (c) JNCI 1987; 78:805-815.)