WHO MONICA Project e-publications, No. 29
Adrian G. Barnett1, for the WHO MONICA Project2
1 School of
Population Health, University of Queensland, Herston, QLD 4006, Australia
2 Annex: Sites and key personnel of the WHO MONICA Project
Correspondence to Adrian Barnett (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This document is the appendix to the paper titled "Estimating trends and seasonality in coronary heart disease" published in Statistics in Medicine , and contains detailed plots, for each of the 35 populations, that were too numerous to include in the journal.
Figure 1 (includes 623 KB graphics) shows the trends and seasonal components of the age/sex standardised monthly rates in males using both fatal and non-fatal events. All estimates are from the combined method, which uses the dynamic model approach of West and Harrison .
For the SAS code (zipped) used to run this method click here. There are five SAS files (updated August 2006) which contain additional instructions and example (generated) data:
Any errors in the programs or suggestions are gratefully received.
This work was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (grant number 100954). Thanks to Kari Kuulasmaa for help in setting up this web page. The MONICA Centres were funded predominantly by regional and national governments, research councils, and research charities. Coordination was the responsibility of the World Health Organization (WHO), assisted by local fund raising for congresses and workshops. WHO also supported the MONICA Data Centre (MDC) in Helsinki. Not covered by this general description is the generous support of the MDC by the National Public Health Institute of Finland, and a contribution to WHO from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA for support of the MDC and the Quality Control Centre for Event Registration in Dundee. The completion of the MONICA Project was generously assisted through Concerted Action and Shared Cost Grants from the European Community. Likewise appreciated are grants from ASTRA Hässle AB, Sweden, Hoechst AG, Germany, Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Switzerland, the Institut de Recherches Internationales Servier (IRIS), France, and Merck & Co. Inc., New Jersey, USA, to support data analysis and preparation of publications.