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Spatial Data: Analysis And Estimation

Steve Selvin

in Statistical Analysis of Epidemiologic Data

Third edition

Published in print June 2004 | ISBN: 9780195172805
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865697 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172805.003.05

Series: Monographs in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

 Spatial Data: Analysis And Estimation

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Spatial distributions have played a major role in the epidemiology of several diseases and are essential for the analysis of data involving exposures to environmental pollutants. This chapter explores the process of identifying non-random spatial patterns of disease, and introduces several important statistical techniques (nearest-neighbor analysis, randomization tests, and bootstrap analytic methods) that can be applied to a wide range of other kinds of data.

Keywords: spatial distribution; epidemiologic data analysis; Poisson model; nearest-neighbor analysis; randomization tests; bootstrap analysis

Chapter.  11171 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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