Chapter

Smoothing Sequential Data

Steve Selvin

in Epidemiologic Analysis

Published in print August 2001 | ISBN: 9780195146189
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864720 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146189.003.0015
Smoothing Sequential Data

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This chapter examines the incidence and mortality patterns of Hodgkin's disease among African-Americans during the period 1973 to 1990. The male and female mortality risk from 1973 to 1990 decreased at essentially constant rates. The males rate declined by about 4% per year and the female rate declined by about 3% per year. The widening differences between incidence and mortality rates is, at least in part, because of better treatment strategies for Hodgkin's disease that have emerged in the last twenty years.

Keywords: disease incidence; Hodgin's disease; African-Americans; mortality risk; males; females

Chapter.  2814 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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