Statistical Methods in Spatial Epidemiology

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Spatial Epidemiology is a rapidly growing field of research concerned with the analysis of the geographical distribution of disease. This principally involves mapping the location of disease cases and the analysis of the mapped data using spatial statistical methods. The growth of the field looks set to continue in line with increasing public, government and media concern about environmental and health issues.
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Overview

Spatial Epidemiology is a rapidly growing field of research concerned with the analysis of the geographical distribution of disease. This principally involves mapping the location of disease cases and the analysis of the mapped data using spatial statistical methods. The growth of the field looks set to continue in line with increasing public, government and media concern about environmental and health issues.
* Comprehensive overview of the main statistical methods used in spatial epidemiology

* Contains many data examples - each represents a different approach to the analysis, and provides an insight into the various modelling techniques

* Describes modern simulation-based methods suitable for highly complex modelling problems

* Discusses the wide range of software available for analysing spatial data

* Contains an extensive bibliography
The first part of the book provides all the necessary definitions and terminology, introduces some data examples, and considers map construction along with some basic models. The second part covers important problems in spatial epidemiology, with detailed coverage of disease mapping, ecological analysis, disease clustering and infectious disease modelling.
Primarily aimed at medical statisticians, epidemiologists, environmental statisticians, and researchers in public health, this text will also appeal to postgraduate students of statistics or epidemiology.

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"…full of rich ideas and methods that are useful..." (Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, April 2005)

“...an important collection of methodologies for spatial clustering and modeling and brings together interesting applications previously dispersed throughout the literature...” (Annals of the Association of American Geographers)

"The book is laid out in two sections...there are several technical appendixes, including one on software." (Technometrics, Vol. 43, No. 4, November 2001)

"...surveys the most of the statistical methods currently available in spatial epidemiology..." (SciTech Book News, Vol. 25, No. 4, December 2001)

"a good general introduction" (Short Book Reviews, December 2001)

"...represents a good general introduction to spatial epidemiology.... I can therefore recommend the book to...a mixed audience." (Short Book Reviews, Vol. 21, No. 3, December 2001)

"I found this book very interesting" (Int Jnl of Epidemiology, Vol.30, No.6, 2001)

"a coherent and comprehensive view...I really enjoyed reading this volume." (Biometrical Journal, Vol.43, No.7, 2001)

"This book is an excellent and complete review of what is going on in the spatial epidemiology world...exciting reading, providing valuable tools for opening the doors to future research work..." (Mathematical Reviews, 2002)

"This book will therefore find a wel come home on my bookshelf..." (Biometrics, June 2002)

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Reviewer: Eric Westhus, BS (Saint Louis University)
Description: This is a comprehensive review of current methods used in the analysis of spatial epidemiology data.
Purpose: The purpose, as stated by the author, is "to provide an overview of the main statistical methods currently available in the field of spatial epidemiology." Spatial statistics have become increasingly important with the growth of GIS technology. A comprehensive review like this was much needed and this book meets the author's objective.
Audience: According to the author, the book was written for PhDs with some statistical background or postgraduate students in statistics or epidemiology. Researchers with a strong background in statistics and GIS will get the most out of this book, while others could skim it for a general familiarity with modern techniques. The author delivers the material with credible authority.
Features: The book provides an overview of the types of spatial data available to epidemiology researchers, the types of statistical models that can be used to analyze spatial data, and common problems encountered during a spatial epidemiological study. The author's extensive use of examples and figures do well at illustrating the concepts put forth by the author. This book is not, however, a how-to manual. It will serve nicely as a theory reference for someone conducting a spatial study, but it does not tell the reader how to apply these techniques using modern computer software.
Assessment: This is a very useful reference for the theoretical foundations of spatial epidemiological statistics. Alone, it will help researchers to understand spatial epidemiological literature. In conjunction with various software packages and manuals, researchers should be able to use this book to apply spatial statistical methods in their own research.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471975724
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/2001
  • Series: Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 298
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 9.11 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Andrew B. Lawson is a respected and well-known academic. He has published many papers in leading journals, and a number of books on spatial statistics, including five for Wiley.
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Table of Contents

Preface.
THE NATURE OF SPATIAL EPIDEMIOLOGY.

Definitions, Terminology and Data Sets.
Scales of Measurement and Data Availability.
Geographical Representation and Mapping.

Basic Models.
Exploratory Approaches, Parametric Estimation and Inference.

IMPORTANT PROBLEMS IN SPATIAL EPIDEMIOLOGY.

Small Scale: Disease Clustering.

Small Scale: Putative Sources of Hazard.

Large Scale: Disease Mapping.
Large Scale: Surveillance.
Ecological Analysis.

Infectious Disease Modelling.

Appendix A: Monte Carlo Testing and Simulation Envelopes.
Appendix B: Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods.
Appendix C: Metropolis-Hastings Cluster Sampling.
Appendix D: Glossary of Estimators.
Appendix E: Software.
Bibliography.
Index.

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