An Introductory Guide to Disease Mapping

  • ID: 2182604
  • Book
  • 142 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Growing public awareness of environmental hazards has increased the demand for investigations into the geographical distribution of disease. Data resulting from studies is not always straightforward to interpret and An Introductory Guide to Disease Mapping aims to explain the basic principles underlying the construction and analysis of disease maps.

∗ An introduction to new developments in disease mapping

∗ Comprehensive coverage of an active area of research and development

∗ Numerous case studies to highlight the application of the techniques discussed

This text provides an invaluable introduction for all those with an interest in disease mapping, and is an essential volume for both the specialist and the non–specialist. It is of particular relevance to epidemiologists, medical statisticians, geographers and public health advisors, as well as environmental health workers, occupational health physicians and infectious disease specialists.
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Introduction.

Visual Perception and Map Construction.

Data Types and Sources.

Basic Methods.

Study Design.

Advanced Methods.

Public Health Surveillance and Mapping.

Appendix: Software for Disease Mapping.

Glossary.

Index.
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Andrew B. Lawson
Fiona L. R. Williams
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