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Spatial Epidemiology: Methods and Applications
     

Spatial Epidemiology: Methods and Applications

by Paul Elliott (Editor), Jon Wakefield (Editor), Nicola Best (Editor), David Briggs (Editor)
 

This book gives an authoritative account of current practice and developments in the field of spatial epidemiology, concerned with geographical variationsin disease, with respect to environmental exposures at the small-area scale. The approach taken is wide-ranging,including, epidemiology, statistics, geography, demography and pollution modeling. This book makes an

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This book gives an authoritative account of current practice and developments in the field of spatial epidemiology, concerned with geographical variationsin disease, with respect to environmental exposures at the small-area scale. The approach taken is wide-ranging,including, epidemiology, statistics, geography, demography and pollution modeling. This book makes an important contribution to the ongoing international debate on environment and health.

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Brings together contributions from practitioners in disciplines including epidemiology, statistics, geography, demography, and pollution modeling, to describe methods and applications in the emerging field of spatial epidemiology. Section I introduces spatial epidemiological studies and summarizes data requirements and problems. Section II overviews the state of the art in statistical methodology, and Section III gives examples of disease mapping and cluster studies. Section IV reviews methods of exposure assessment for use in spatial epidemiological studies. The editors are affiliated with the Small Area Health Statistics Unit at the Imperial College School of Medicine, London. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192629418
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/02/2000
Series:
Oxford Medical Publications
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
504
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

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