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Geographic information systems and public health : eliminating perinatal disparity

Author: Andrew Curtis; Michael Leitner
Publisher: Hershey, PA : IRM Press, ©2006.
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"This book provides an overview of why geography is important in the investigation of health, the importance of the main components of a GIS, how important neighborhood context is when using a GIS, and the general differences found between urban and rural health environments"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Geographic information systems and public health.
Hershey, PA : IRM Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005023873
(OCoLC)61334525
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Curtis; Michael Leitner
ISBN: 1591406102 9781591406105 1591407567 9781591407560 1591406099 9781591406099
OCLC Number: 62717658
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Explaining the geography of infant health --
An introduction to GIS (all things data) --
An introduction to GIS (all things spatial) --
The geography of health risks --
GIS and spatial analysis: keeping it simple --
Advanced spatial analysis --
Spatial/temporal stability in neighborhoods of risk: patient confidentiality --
Creating the baton rouge healthy start GIS --
Bioterrorism, pregnancy, and old white men --
Rural health issues and their investigation in a GIS --
About the authors --
Index.
Responsibility: Andrew Curtis and Michael Leitner, editors.
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Introduces a community health group to the potential of using a geographic information system (GIS) to improve birth outcomes. This book provides an overview of why geography is important in the  Read more...

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