The number of deaths from leukemia and other cancers among survivors
of the Hiroshima atom bomb are shown in Table 7.14, classified by the
radiation dose received. The data refer to deaths during the period 1950–
1959 among survivors who were aged 25 to 64 years in 1950 (from data
set 13 of Cox and Snell, 1981, attributed to Otake, 1979).
a. Obtain a suitable model to describe the dose–response association
between radiation and the proportional cancer mortality rates for
b. Examine how well the model describes the data.
c. Interpret the results.