Disease Mapping with WinBUGS and MLwiN / Edition 1

Disease Mapping with WinBUGS and MLwiN / Edition 1

by Andrew B. Lawson, William J. Browne, Carmen L. Vidal Rodeiro
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470856041

ISBN-13: 9780470856048

Pub. Date: 09/29/2003

Publisher: Wiley

Disease mapping involves the analysis of geo-referenced disease incidence data and has many applications, for example within resource allocation, cluster alarm analysis, and ecological studies. There is a real need amongst public health workers for simpler and more efficient tools for the analysis of geo-referenced disease incidence data. Bayesian and multilevel

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Overview

Disease mapping involves the analysis of geo-referenced disease incidence data and has many applications, for example within resource allocation, cluster alarm analysis, and ecological studies. There is a real need amongst public health workers for simpler and more efficient tools for the analysis of geo-referenced disease incidence data. Bayesian and multilevel methods provide the required efficiency, and with the emergence of software packages - such as WinBUGS and MLwiN - are now easy to implement in practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470856048
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/29/2003
Series:
Statistics in Practice Series, #11
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Notation.

0.1 Standard notation for multilevel modelling.

0.2 Spatial multiple-membership models and the MMMC notation.

0.3 Standard notation for WinBUGS models.

1. Disease mapping basics.

1.1 Disease mapping and map reconstruction.

1.2 Disease map restoration.

2. Bayesian hierarchical modelling.

2.1 Likelihood and posterior distributions.

2.2 Hierarchical models.

2.3 Posterior inference.

2.4 Markov chain Monte Carlo methods.

2.5 Metropolis and Metropolis–Hastings algorithms.

2.6 Residuals and goodness of fit.

3. Multilevel modelling.

3.1 Continuous response models.

3.2 Estimation procedures for multilevel models.

3.3 Poisson response models.

3.4 Incorporating spatial information.

3.5 Discussion.

4. WinBUGS basics.

4.1 About WinBUGS.

4.2 Start using WinBUGS.

4.3 Specification of the model.

4.4 Model fitting.

4.5 Scripts.

4.6 Checking convergence.

4.7 Spatial modelling: GeoBUGS.

4 .8 Conclusions.

5. MLwiN basics.

5.1 About MLwiN.

5.2 Getting started.

5.3 Fitting statistical models.

5.4 MCMC estimation in MLwiN.

5.5 Spatial modelling.

5.6 Conclusions.

6. Relative risk estimation.

6.1 Relative risk estimation using WinBUGS.

6.2 Spatial prediction.

6.3 An analysis of the Ohio dataset using MLwiN.

7. Focused clustering: the analysis of putative health hazards.

7.1 Introduction.

7.2 Study design.

7.3 Problems of inference.

7.4 Modelling the hazard exposure risk.

7.5 Models for count data.

7.6 Bayesian models.

7.7 Focused clustering in WinBUGS.

7.8 Focused clustering in MLwiN.

8. Ecological analysis.

8.1 Introduction.

8.2 Statistical models.

8.3 WinBUGS analyses of ecological datasets.

8.4 MLwiN analyses of ecological datasets.

9. Spatially-correlated survival analysis.

9.1 Survival analysis in WinBUGS.

9.2 Survival analysis in MLwiN.

10. Epilogue.

Appendix 1: WinBUGS code for focused clustering models.

A.1: Falkirk example.

A.2: Ohio example.

Appendix 2: S-Plus function for conversion to GeoBUGS format.

Bibliography.

Index.

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