Spatial Analysis in Epidemiology

Paperback | June 1, 2008

byDirk U. Pfeiffer, Timothy P. Robinson, Mark Stevenson

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This book provides a practical, comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the use of spatial statistics in epidemiology - the study of the incidence and distribution of diseases. Used appropriately, spatial analytical methods in conjunction with GIS and remotely sensed data can providesignificant insights into the biological patterns and processes that underlie disease transmission. In turn, these can be used to understand and predict disease prevalence. This user-friendly text brings together the specialised and widely-dispersed literature on spatial analysis to make thesemethodological tools accessible to epidemiologists for the first time. With its focus is on application rather than theory, iSpatial Analysis in Epidemiology/i includes a wide range of examples taken from both medical (human) and veterinary (animal) disciplines, and describes both infectious diseases and non-infectious conditions. Furthermore, it provides workedexamples of methodologies using a single data set from the same disease example throughout, and is structured to follow the logical sequence of description of spatial data, visualisation, exploration, modelling and decision support. This accessible text is aimed at graduate students and researchersdealing with spatial data in the fields of epidemiology (both medical and veterinary), ecology, zoology and parasitology, environmental science, geography and statistics.

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This book provides a practical, comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the use of spatial statistics in epidemiology - the study of the incidence and distribution of diseases. Used appropriately, spatial analytical methods in conjunction with GIS and remotely sensed data can providesignificant insights into the biological patterns an...

bDirk Pfeiffer/b graduated in Veterinary Medicine in Germany in 1984. He obtained his PhD in Veterinary Epidemiology from Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand in 1994. He has worked as an academic in New Zealand until accepting a professorship in veterinary epidemiology at the Royal Veterinary College in 1999. His particul...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.35 inPublished:June 1, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198509898

ISBN - 13:9780198509899

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AbbreviationsPreface1. Introduction2. Spatial data3. Spatial visualisation4. Spatial clustering of disease and global estimates of cluster analysis5. Local estimates of spatial clustering6. Spatial variation in risk7. Identifying factors associated with the spatial distribution of disease8. Spatial assessment and management of disease risk