Spatial Analysis in Epidemiology

Pfeiffer, Dirk U., Robinson, Timothy P., Stevenson, Mark, Stevens, Kim B., Rogers, David J. and Clements, Archie C. A. Spatial Analysis in Epidemiology. Oxford University Press, 2008. doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509882.001.0001

Author Pfeiffer, Dirk U.
Robinson, Timothy P.
Stevenson, Mark
Stevens, Kim B.
Rogers, David J.
Clements, Archie C. A.
Title Spatial Analysis in Epidemiology
Publisher Oxford University Press
Publication year 2008
Sub-type Research book (original research)
DOI 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509882.001.0001
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
ISBN 9780191709128
Language eng
Start page 1
End page 154
Total number of pages 154
Subjects 1100 Agricultural and Biological Sciences
Abstract/Summary This book provides an 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 provide significant insights into the biological patterns and processes that underlie disease transmission. In turn, these can be used to understand and predict disease prevalence. This book brings together the specialised and widely-dispersed literature on spatial analysis to make these methodological tools accessible to epidemiologists for the first time. With its focus on application rather than theory, this book includes examples taken from both medical (human) and veterinary (animal) disciplines, and describes both infectious diseases and non-infectious conditions. It also provides worked examples 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.
Keyword Disease Transmission
Infectious Diseases
Non-Infectious Diseases
Q-Index Code A1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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