An Introductory Guide to Disease Mapping
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Introductory Guide to Disease Mapping by Andrew B. Lawson
Book DescriptionThis superb introductory guide explains the basic principles underlying the construction and analysis of disease maps. Growing public awareness of environmental hazards has increased the demand for investigations into the geographical distribution of disease and as data resulting from studies is not always straightforward to interpret, there has been a need for an accessible, clearly written introduction to the subject. This book supplies the reader with an array of tools and skills so that maps may be produced and correctly interpreted, and also describes the role of disease mapping within epidemiology, highlighting its important role in studies of environmental health and environmental epidemiology. It provides: aeo An introduction to new developments in disease mapping aeo Comprehensive coverage of an active area of research and development aeo Numerous case studies to highlight the application of the techniques discussed This text will be invaluable to anyone 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780471860594
(238mm x 165mm x 15mm)
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author 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, Hardback (April 2006)» View all books by Andrew B. Lawson
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
Andrew B. Lawson University of Aberdeen, UK Fiona L. R. Williams University of Dundee, UK
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