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Methods for the assessment of disease clusters

F. E. Alexander and J. Cuzick

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/9780192622358.003.0021
Methods for the assessment of disease clusters

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This chapter focuses on the question of the existence of clustering as a general phenomenon without regard to any particular source or individual cluster. A novel problem is the detection of disease clustering in populations known to be unevenly distributed in space. New methods for studying this question are reviewed.

Keywords: disease clustering; detection; epidemiological studies; individual cluster

Chapter.  4902 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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