You are not currently logged in.
Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:
If You Use a Screen ReaderThis content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
A Time Correlation Between Cigarette Smoking and Lung Cancer
L. R. Peace
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series D (The Statistician)
Vol. 34, No. 4 (1985), pp. 371-381
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2987825
Page Count: 11
Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Preview not available
The majority of investigations into possible relationships between smoking and lung cancer have been `person oriented' or `sample oriented'. That is, they have generally been either longitudinal surveys of particular groups of people taken over a long period so that causes of death may be compared with smoking habits, or investigations into samples of death records linked to smoking habits during that person's lifetime. This investigation is based on Official or other published statistics relating to the population in general, and is a hunt for an appropriate time-correlation between cigarette smoking and mortality due to lung cancer. It could be stated that this is a `population oriented' rather than a `sample oriented' study.
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series D (The Statistician) © 1985 Royal Statistical Society