Spatial Epidemiological Approaches in Disease Mapping and Analysis

Poh-Chin Lai, Fun-Mun So, Ka-Wing Chan

August 18, 2008 by CRC Press
Reference - 194 Pages - 14 Color & 83 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781420045468 - CAT# 45466


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  • Introduces basic GIS concepts
  • Documents how GIS can be applied in examining disease occurrences from the spatial perspective
  • Includes datasets and freeware available for download on the web
  • Summary

    Containing method descriptions and step-by-step procedures, the Spatial Epidemiological Approaches in Disease Mapping and Analysis equips readers with skills to prepare health-related data in the proper format, process these data using relevant functions and software, and display the results as mapped or statistical summaries. Describing the wide range of available methods and key GIS concepts for spatial epidemiology, this book illustrates the utilities of the software using real-world data. Additional topics include geographic data models, address matching, geostatistical analysis, universal kriging, point pattern analysis, kernel density, spatio-temporal display, and disease surveillance.