Lung cancer mortality in French departments (1968--1969)

These data were made available in the data webpage of the book by Gaetan and Guyon. The data are courtesy of Chantal Guihenneuc-Jouyaux.


Male lung cancer mortality rate standardised over the age range 35--74 and over 2 year period, 1968--1969 at the scale of the French départments.


  • poumon: Male lung cancer mortality rate
  • metallurgie: Male percentage employed in metal industry
  • mecanique: Male percentage employed in mechanical industry
  • textile: Male percentage employed in textile industry
  • vente tabac: Cigarette sales
  • numero departement: Department number
  • latitude: Latitude of department (centroid?)
  • longitude: Longitude of department (centroid?).


Richarson, S., Guihenneuc, C. and Lasserre, V. (1992), Spatial linear models with autocorrelated error structure, The Statistician, 41, 539-557.

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