Data from: Recent adverse mortality trends in Scotland: comparison with other high-income countries.
Cite this dataset
Fenton, Lynda et al. (2019). Data from: Recent adverse mortality trends in Scotland: comparison with other high-income countries. [Dataset]. Dryad. https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.hc627cj
Description of methods used for collection/generation of data:
The HMD has a detailed methods protocol available here:
The ONS and NRS also have similar methods for ensuring data consistency and quality assurance.
Methods for processing the data:
The segmented regression was conducted using the 'segmented' package in R. The recommended references to this package and its approach are here:
Vito M. R. Muggeo (2003). Estimating regression models with unknown break-points. Statistics in Medicine, 22, 3055-3071.
Vito M. R. Muggeo (2008). segmented: an R Package to Fit Regression Models with Broken-Line Relationships. R News, 8/1,
20-25. URL https://cran.r-project.org/doc/Rnews/.
Vito M. R. Muggeo (2016). Testing with a nuisance parameter present only under the alternative: a score-based approach with
application to segmented modelling. J of Statistical Computation and Simulation, 86, 3059-3067.
Vito M. R. Muggeo (2017). Interval estimation for the breakpoint in segmented regression: a smoothed score-based approach.
Australian & New Zealand Journal of Statistics, 59, 311-322.
Software- or Instrument-specific information needed to interpret the data, including software and hardware version numbers:
The analyses were conducted in R version 3.6.1 and Microsoft Excel 2013.
Please see README.txt for further information