I am a graduate student in biochemistry, and I am looking at cancer death rates for the Canadian population in 2010. Basically, I have acquired from Statistics Canada:
1) The estimates of individuals per age category
2) The number of registered deaths related to cancer overall per age category. I also have death rates for specific cancer types.
I want plot death rates from 1) and 2) but I am not sure about standardizing age. I think I might have to do so because I'll compare rates from different age classes. The thing with cancer is that it is age-dependent (in general, 25-74). I would appreciate the community's feedback.
Moreover, is there an R package that I could use?