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Statistical methods for geographical correlation studies

S. Richardson

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/9780192622358.003.0017
Statistical methods for geographical correlation studies

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This chapter discusses statistical method for geographical correlation studies. It focuses on models that acknowledge, estimate, and adjust for spatial correlation. It also discusses problems of ecological bias, which can lead to inaccurate estimates of risk coefficients. It also looks at issues of study design.

Keywords: statistical methods; geographical correlation studies; modelling; spatial variations

Chapter.  10277 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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