M. J. Quinn

in Geographical and Environmental Epidemiology

Published in print July 1996 | ISBN: 9780192622358
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723636 | DOI:

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This chapter discusses the issues of confidentiality and security. It describes the legal and other safeguards for individuals in the UK, outlines the procedures adopted by the Office of Population and Censuses Survey for some of the data it holds, and summarizes the methods used to ensure confidentiality. It presents examples that relate directly to the problems encountered in examining disease statistics in small areas.

Keywords: small-area studies; data security; disease statistics; medical data

Chapter.  3992 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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