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Spatial analysis in epidemiology

Author: Dirk Pfeiffer
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Series: Oxford biology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Providing a practical, comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the use of spatial statistics in epidemiology, this book examines spatial analytical methods in conjunction with GIS and remotely sensed data to provide insights into the patterns and processes that underlie disease transmission.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dirk Pfeiffer
ISBN: 9780198509882 019850988X 9780198509899 0198509898
OCLC Number: 183146692
Description: xii, 142 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Spatial data --
3. Spatial visualization --
4. Spatial clustering of disease and global estimates of spatial clustering --
5. Local estimates of spatial clustering --
6. Spatial variation in risk --
7. Identifying factors associated with the spatial distribution of disease --
8. Spatial risk assessment and management of disease.
Series Title: Oxford biology.
Responsibility: Dirk U. Pfeiffer [and others].

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This book provides a practical, comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the use of spatial statistics in epidemiology - the study of the incidence and distribution of diseases. Spatial analytical  Read more...

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"I found that this book provides a very useful introduction to spatial analysis in epidemiology and, I am sure, a reference that I will visit often."--Maria-Gloria Basanez, Parasites & Vectors

 
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