• Story Name: Smoking and Cancer
  • Story Topics: Health, Medical, Social Science,
  • Datafile Name: Smoking and Cancer
  • Methods: Outlier, Regression, Residuals, Transformation, Nonlinear Regression, Dummy Variable,
  • Abstract:

    Nevada and the District of Columbia are outliers in the distribution of cigarette consumption (sale) per capita by states in 1960. How the most extreme observa- tion, Nevada, should be handled in the regressions of various cancer death rates on cigarette consumption, however, varies. In addition, it might be the case that some of the relationships are curvilinear. The student will gain experience in handling influential observations by working with this data. The ready explan- ation for the outliers is that cigarettte sale are swelled by tourism (Nevada) and tourism and commuting workers (District of Columbia).

  • Images:
    Cigarette Cancer

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