Login

Lawson, Andrew B.

Statistical Methods in Spatial Epidemiology

Lawson, Andrew B. - Statistical Methods in Spatial Epidemiology, ebook

139,85€

Ebook, ePUB with Adobe DRM
ISBN: 9781118723173
DRM Restrictions

Printing58 pages with an additional page accrued every 13 hours, capped at 58 pages
Copy to clipboard5 excerpts

Spatial epidemiology is the description and analysis of the geographical distribution of disease. It is more important now than ever, with modern threats such as bio-terrorism making such analysis even more complex. This second edition of Statistical Methods in Spatial Epidemiology is updated and expanded to offer a complete coverage of the analysis and application of spatial statistical methods. The book is divided into two main sections: Part 1 introduces basic definitions and terminology, along with map construction and some basic models. This is expanded upon in Part II by applying this knowledge to the fundamental problems within spatial epidemiology, such as disease mapping, ecological analysis, disease clustering, bio-terrorism, space-time analysis, surveillance and infectious disease modelling.
  •  Provides a comprehensive overview of the main statistical methods used in spatial epidemiology.
  • Updated to include a new emphasis on bio-terrorism and disease surveillance.
  • Emphasizes the importance of space-time modelling and outlines the practical application of the method.
  • Discusses the wide range of software available for analyzing spatial data, including WinBUGS, SaTScan and R, and features an accompanying website hosting related software.
  • Contains numerous data sets, each representing a different approach to the analysis, and provides an insight into various modelling techniques.

This text is primarily aimed at medical statisticians, researchers and practitioners from public health and epidemiology. It is also suitable for postgraduate students of statistics and epidemiology, as well professionals working in government agencies.

Keywords: Biostatistics

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2006
Language
en
Edition
2
Series
Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics
Page amount
424 pages
Category
Medicine, Health Care, Mode
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781118723173
Printed ISBN
9780470014844

Similar titles