Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Age Standardization

I accused Beating Bowel Cancer of doing its age standardization wrong: I withdraw that.  What they seem to have done is to standardize against European norms, without saying so - I realised this when I had another look at the Cancer Research UK spreadsheet, which gives a very similar standardization.

Actual bowel cancer mortality across the UK is substantially higher than the numbers from Beating Bowel Cancer tell us, which are for a hypothetical population with fewer old people in it.

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