• Story Name: Breast Cancer
  • Story Topics: Health, Medical,
  • Datafile Name: Breast Cancer
  • Methods: Regression, Outlier, Scatterplot,
  • Abstract:

    In a 1965 report, Lea discussed the relationship between mean annual temperature and the mortality rate for a type of breast cancer in women. The subjects were residents of certain regions of Great Britain, Norway, and Sweden. A simple regression of mortality index on temperature shows a strong positive relationship between the two variables.

    The data set contains a single outlier. The scatterplot shows the regression line for the entire data set, and a separate regression line that excludes the outlier.

  • Images:
    Breast Cancer

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