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Skin Cancer in Texas and Minnesota

Keywords: Logistic regression, Poisson regression.


The data show the incidence of nonmelanoma skin cancer among women in Minneapolis-St Paul, Minnesota, and Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. The towns are coded 0 for St Paul and 1 for Forth Worth.

One would expect sun exposure to be greater in Texas than in Minnesota.


Data File (tab delimited text)


Kleinbaum, D., Kupper, L., and Muller, K. (1989). Applied regression analysis and other multivariate methods. PWS-Kent, Boston, Massachusetts.
Hand, D. et al, (1994). A handbook of small data sets. Chapman and Hall, London.


Can use logistic regression for Cases/Population, or use Cases as a Poisson response with log(Population) as offset.



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