TitleAir Pollution and Mortality for 60 U.S. Cities in 1960. Data
Research genreResearch data; Quantitative discrete data; Quantitative continuous data
Type of itemDataset
Formats availableAvailable as Microsoft Excel workbook (xslx); comma separated values (csv) and original plain text.
Creator(s)McDonald, Gary C.; Schwing, Richard C.
Date(s) of creation1973
Abstract or summaryData includes measurements on mortality rate and explanatory variables (air-pollution, socio-economic and meteorological) for 60 US cities in 1960. This data was originally published in McDonald, G.C. and Schwing,
R.C. (1973) 'Instabilities of regression estimates relating air pollution
to mortality', Technometrics, vol.15, 463-482. It was redistributed through Carnegie Mellon University's StatLib (lib.stat.cmu.edu). Brief codebook notes that it is heavily used for research in ridge regression.
Table of ContentsPREC (Average annual precipitation in inches) -- JANT (Average January temperature in degrees F) -- JULT(Average July temperature in degrees F) -- OVR65 (Percentage of 1960 SMSA population aged 65 or older) POPN (Average household size) -- EDUC (Median school years completed by those over 22) -- HOUS (Percentage of housing units which are found and with all facilities) -- DENS (Population per sq. mile in urbanized areas, 1960) -- NONW (Percentage of non-white population in urbanized areas, 1960) -- WWDRK (Percentage employed in white collar occupations) -- POOR (Percentage of families with income <$3000) -- HC (Relative hydrocarbon pollution potential) -- NOX (Relative nitric oxide pollution potential) -- SO@ (Relative sulphur dioxide pollution potential) -- HUMID (Annual average percentage relative humidity at 1 p.m.) -- MORT (Total age-adjusted mortality rate per 100,000)
Data Life Cycle Event(s) Type: Related publication Label: Article referencing the data set Air Pollution and Mortality for 60 U.S. Cities in 1960 Name: Pazzani, Michael J. and Bay, Stephen D. (1999) The Independent Sign Bias: Gaining Insight from Multiple Linear Regression: Proceedings of the Twenty First Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.
Data Life Cycle Event(s) Type: Related publication Label: Article referencing the data set, Air Pollution and Mortality for 60 U.S. Cities in 1960 Date: 1973 Detail: McDonald, G.C. and Schwing, R.C. (1973) "Instabilities of Regression Estimates Relating Air Pollution to Mortality," Technometrics, v. 15, pp. 463-482.
Research DomainCognitive science: Computer science
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