Spatial Epidemiology: Methods and Applications
From Book News, Inc. 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.Book News, Inc.®, Portland, OR
Synopsis This is an accessible and concise exploration of the field of geographical variations in disease. Especially with respect to variations in environmental exposures at the small-area scale, this book gives an authoritative account of current practice and developments. The rapid expansion of the field seems set to continue in line with growing public, governmental and media concern about environmental and health issues, and the scientific need to understand and explain the effects of environmental...
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