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Spatial Epidemiology : Methods and Applications - Paul Elliott

Spatial Epidemiology

Methods and Applications

By: Paul Elliott (Editor), Jon Wakefield (Editor), Nicola Best (Editor), David Briggs (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st December 2001
ISBN: 9780198515326
Number Of Pages: 496

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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 diseases. Especially with respect to variations in environmental exposures at the small-area scale this book gives an authoriative 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 explain the effects of environmental pollutants on health.
Of interest to epidemiologists, public health pratitioners, statistcians, 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 for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in epidemiology, medicial 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.

'The book presents a comprehensive, up-to-date review of the recent developments in spatial epidemiology.' International Journal of Epidemiology '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 on amazon.com

Section 1 - Introduction: health and population data 1: Elliott, Wakefield, Best & Briggs: Spatial epidemiology: methods and applications 2: Staines & Järup: Health event data 3: Arnold, Diamond & Wakefield: The use of population data in spatial epidemiology 4: Carstairs: Socio-economic factors at area level and their relationship with health 5: Elliott & Wakefield: Bias and confounding in spatial epidemiology Section 2 - Statistical methods 6: Diggle: Overview of statistical methods for disease mapping and its relationship to cluster detection 7: Wakefield, Best & Waller: Bayesian approaches to disease mapping 8: Wakefield, Kelsall & Morris: Clustering, cluster detection and spatial variation in risk 9: Morris & Wakefield: Assessment of disease risk in relation to a pre-specified source 10: Cressie: Geostatistical methods for mapping environmental exposures 11: Richardson & Monfort: Ecological correlation studies Section 3 - Disease mapping and clustering 12: Walter: Disease mapping: a historical perspective 13: Pickle: Mapping mortality data in the United States 14: Atkinson & Molesworth: Geographical analysis of communicable disease data 15: Mollié: Bayesian mapping of Hodgkin's disease in France 16: Bernardinelli, Pascutto, Montmoli & Gilks: Investigating the genetic association between diabetes and malaria: an application of Bayesian ecological regression models with errors in covariates 17: Alexander & Boyle: Do cancers cluster? 18: Bithell & Vincent: Geographical variations in childhood leukaemia incidence Section 4 - Exposure data and the link to health 19: Briggs: Exposure assessment 20: Nieuwenhuijsen: Personal exposure monitoring in environmental epidemiology 21: Colvile & Briggs: Dispersion modelling 22: Best, Ickstadt, Wolpert & Briggs: Combining models of health and exposure data: the SAVIAH study 23: Järup: The role of geographical studies in risk assessment 24: Kanarek: Water quality and health 25: McMichael, Martens, Kovats & Lele: Climate change and human health: mapping and modelling potential impacts

ISBN: 9780198515326
ISBN-10: 0198515324
Series: Oxford Medical Publications
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 1st December 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.8  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.95