Spatial Epidemiology: Methods and Applications

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Overview

This is a new paperback edition of the well received text Spatial Epidemiology: Methods and Applications. It is an easy to read, clear and concise exploration of the field of geographical variations in diseases. Especially with respect to variations in environmental exposures at the small-area scale this book gives an authoriative account of current practice and developments. The recent and rapid expansion of the field looks set to continue in line with growing public, governmental and media concern about environmental and health issues, and the scientific need to understand and explain the effects of environmental pollutants on health.
Of interest to epidemiologists, public health pratitioners, statistcians, geographers, environmental scientists and others concerned with understanding the geographical distribution of disease and the effects of environmental exposures on human health. It will be a valuable source for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in epidemiology, medicial geography, biostatistics, environmental health and environmental science as well as a useful source of reference for health policy makers, health economists, regulators and others in the field of environmental health.

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Review from previous edition: "Spatial Epidemiology mixes practical application with theory....a very useful book for researchers at any level of experience with spatial analysis.. ..the overall text is easy to read, clear concise, serving well as both a teaching text and reference book."—Dionne Law, Chapel Hill on amazon.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198515326
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 10/4/2001
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 504
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS
SECTION 1. INTRODUCTION - HEALTH AND POPULATION DATA
1. Spatial epidemiology: methods and applications, P. Elliott, J.C. Wakefield, N.G. Best, D.J. Briggs
2. Health event data, A. Staines and L Järup
3. The use of population data in spatial epidemiology, R.A. Arnold, I.D. Diamond, J.C. Wakefield
4. Socio-economic factors at areal level and their relationship with health, V. Carstairs
5. Bias and confounding in spatial epidemiology, P. Elliott and J.C. Wakefield
SECTION 2 STATISTICAL METHODS
6. Overview of statistical methods for disease mapping and its relationship to cluster detection, P.J. Diggle
7. Bayesian approaches to disease mapping, J.C. Wakefield, N.G. Best, L. Waller
8. Clustering, cluster detection and spatial variation in risk, J.C. Wakefield, J.E. Kelsall, S.E. Morris
9. Assessment of disease risk in relation to a pre-specified source, S.E. Morris and J.C. Wakefield
10. Geostatistical methods for mapping environmental exposures, N.A.C. Cressie
11. Ecological correlation studies, S. Richardson and C. Monfort
SECTION 3 DISEASE MAPPING AND CLUSTERING
12. Disease mapping: a historical perspective, S.D. Walter
13. Mapping mortality data in the United States, L.W. Pickle
14. Geographical analysis of communicable disease data, P. Atkinson and A. Molesworth
15. Bayesian mapping of Hodgkin's disease in France, A. Mollié
16. Investigating the genetic association between diabetes and malaria: an application of Bayesian ecological regression models with errors in covariates, L. Bernardinelli, C. Pascutto, C. Montmoli, W. Gilks
17. Do cancers cluster?, F.E. Alexander and P. Boyle
18. Geographical variations in childhood leukaemia incidence, J.F. Bithell and T.J. Vincent
SECTION 4 EXPOSURE DATA AND THE LINK TO HEALTH
19. Exposure assessment, D.J. Briggs
20. Personal exposure monitoring in environmental epidemiology, M.J. Nieuwenhuijsen
21. Dispersion modelling, R. Colvile and D.J. Briggs
22. Combining models of health and exposure data: the SAVIAH study, N.G. Best, K. Ickstadt, R.L. Wolpert, D.J. Briggs
23. The role of geographical studies in risk assessment, L. Järup
24. Water quality and health, M. Kanarek
25. Climate change and human health: mapping and modelling potential impacts, A.J. McMichael, P. Martens, R.S. Kovats, S. Lele
INDEX

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