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Bayesian Disease Mapping
By Andrew B. Lawson

Bayesian Disease Mapping

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Bayesian Disease Mapping by Andrew B. Lawson

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Focusing on data commonly found in public health databases and clinical settings, Bayesian Disease Mapping: Hierarchical Modeling in Spatial Epidemiology provides an overview of the main areas of Bayesian hierarchical modeling and its application to the geographical analysis of disease. The book explores a range of topics in Bayesian inference and modeling, including Markov chain Monte Carlo methods, Gibbs sampling, the Metropolis-Hastings algorithm, goodness-of-fit measures, and residual diagnostics. It also focuses on special topics, such as cluster detection; space-time modeling; and multivariate, survival, and longitudinal analyses. The author explains how to apply these methods to disease mapping using numerous real-world data sets pertaining to cancer, asthma, epilepsy, foot and mouth disease, influenza, and other diseases. In the appendices, he shows how R and WinBUGS can be useful tools in data manipulation and simulation. Applying Bayesian methods to the modeling of georeferenced health data, Bayesian Disease Mapping proves that the application of these approaches to biostatistical problems can yield important insights into data.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781584888406
ISBN-10: 1584888407
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Pages: 362
Imprint: Chapman & Hall/CRC
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 4-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Bayesian Biostatistics by Andrew B. Lawson Bayesian Biostatistics, Hardback (July 2012)

* This book provides an authoritative account of Bayesian methodology, from its most basic elements to its practical implementations, with an emphasis on healthcare techniques. * Contains introductory explanations of Bayesian principles common to all areas.

Statistical Methods in Spatial Epidemiology by Andrew B. Lawson Statistical Methods in Spatial Epidemiology, Hardback (April 2006)

Statistical Methods in Spatial Epidemiology, Second Edition describes, quantifies, and explains geographical variations in disease. The second edition has been updated and expanded in light of the events of September 11, 2001, and increasing concern over potential bioterrorism attacks.

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Author Biography - Andrew B. Lawson

University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA University of Kent, UK University of Copenhagen, Denmark Utrecht University, The Netherlands University of California, Berkeley, USA

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