Estimate the effects of air pollution and socio-economic variables on the risk of
admission to hospital caused by respiratory disease. The data for the project cover the 7 year period spanning
2003 to 2009 and describe annual hospital admissions across 624 electoral wards of Greater London. Each
person will be individually assigned both a year and a data set to work with. The data are contained in the file
london_x.RData where “x” corresponds to your allocated data set, and once loaded, the data are in the form of
an sp object called london_x with geographical attributes included. Further information about the contents of
the data can be found in Section 4.