Spatial Epidemiology: Methods and Applications by Paul ElliottSpatial Epidemiology: Methods and Applications by Paul Elliott

Spatial Epidemiology: Methods and Applications

EditorPaul Elliott, Jon Wakefield, Nicola Best

Paperback | September 15, 2001

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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 disease. Especially with respect to variations in environmental exposures at the small-areascale this book gives an authoritative 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 explainthe effects of environmental pollutants on health. Of interest to epidemiologists, public health practitioners, statisticians, 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 forundergraduate and postgraduate courses in epidemiology, medical 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.
Paul Elliott is a Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine, Imperial College School of Medicine. Jon Wakefield, Nicola Best, and David Briggs are with in the Small Area Health Statistics Unit, Imperial College School of Medicine.
Title:Spatial Epidemiology: Methods and ApplicationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:502 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 1.06 inPublished:September 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Section 1 - Introduction: health and population data1. Elliott, Wakefield, Best and Briggs: Spatial epidemiology: methods and applications2. Staines and Jarup: Health event data3. Arnold, Diamond and Wakefield: The use of population data in spatial epidemiology4. Carstairs: Socio-economic factors at area level and their relationship with health5. Elliott and Wakefield: Bias and confounding in spatial epidemiologySection 2 - Statistical methods6. Diggle: Overview of statistical methods for disease mapping and its relationship to cluster detection7. Wakefield, Best and Waller: Bayesian approaches to disease mapping8. Wakefield, Kelsall and Morris: Clustering, cluster detection and spatial variation in risk9. Morris and Wakefield: Assessment of disease risk in relation to a pre-specified source10. Cressie: Geostatistical methods for mapping environmental exposures11. Richardson and Monfort: Ecological correlation studiesSection 3 - Disease mapping and clustering12. Walter: Disease mapping: a historical perspective13. Pickle: Mapping mortality data in the United States14. Atkinson and Molesworth: Geographical analysis of communicable disease data15. Mollie: Bayesian mapping of Hodgkin's disease in France16. Bernardinelli, Pascutto, Montmoli and Gilks: Investigating the genetic association between diabetes and malaria: an application of Bayesian ecological regression models with errors in covariates17. Alexander and Boyle: Do cancers cluster?18. Bithell and Vincent: Geographical variations in childhood leukaemia incidenceSection 4 - Exposure data and the link to health19. Briggs: Exposure assessment20. Nieuwenhuijsen: Personal exposure monitoring in environmental epidemiology21. Colvile and Briggs: Dispersion modelling22. Best, Ickstadt, Wolpert and Briggs: Combining models of health and exposure data: the SAVIAH study23. Jarup: The role of geographical studies in risk assessment24. Kanarek: Water quality and health25. McMichael, Martens, Kovats and Lele: Climate change and human health: mapping and modelling potential impacts

Editorial Reviews

'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