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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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622358.003.0019
Statistical methods for analysing point-source exposures

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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

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