Statistical methods for analysing point-source exposures

J. F. Bithell

in Geographical and Environmental Epidemiology

Published in print July 1996 | ISBN: 9780192622358
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723636 | DOI:
Statistical methods for analysing point-source exposures

Show Summary Details


This chapter discusses methods available for the analysis of clusters or aggregations of cases of disease in a situation where a suspect source of risk is known or specified a priori. It begins by considering more traditional methods of analysis and their drawbacks. It then turns to methods based on ranks as well on a metric, and makes a distinction between case-control methods and methods suitable for when population denominators are known.

Keywords: data analysis; geographical data; disease clusters; population denominators; traditional methods

Chapter.  3944 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.