Mortality–air pollution relationships: A comment

V. Kerry Smith

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This article reports the results of an analysis of mortality–air pollution relationships for specification errors using the Ramsey specification error tests. The data for the analysis included information on the total mortality rates and the suspended particulates for 50 SMSA’s for 1968 and 1969. The findings indicate that specification errors with such models can be a serious problem and will depend on the model estimated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)341-343
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Statistical Association
Issue number350
StatePublished - Jun 1975


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty

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