Simultaneous smoothing and adjusting mortality rates in U.S. counties: melanoma in white females and white males.


Detecting patterns in health-related data for geographic areas is facilitated with the use of exploratory methods, especially smoothing. In addition, these data often must be adjusted for known prognostic factors such as age and gender. The analysis in this paper focuses on mortality rates due to malignant melanoma in White males and White females; these… (More)


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