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Small-area studies: purpose and methods

J. Cuzick and P. Elliott

in Geographical and Environmental Epidemiology

Published in print July 1996 | ISBN: 9780192622358
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723636 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622358.003.0002
Small-area studies: purpose and methods

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This chapter discusses types of small-area studies and some problems of interpretation. These include studies of reports of disease excess (clusters) in specific localities without a putative source; studies of point sources of industrial pollution; studies of clustering as a general phenomenon; ecological-correlation studies; descriptive studies of the distribution of disease in small areas; geographical surveillance to detect areas with high disease incidence; and studies following acute chemical or nuclear accidents.

Keywords: disease incidence; cluster studies; small area study; disease excess; industrial pollution

Chapter.  3487 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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