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Geographical and Environmental Epidemiology: Methods for Small Area Studies

P. Elliott, J. Cuzick, D. English, and R. Stern


This book addresses both the theoretical and practical issues which arise when describing the geographical distribution of disease and investigating apparent disease clusters. Requirements in terms of population data, disease incidence, and mortality are considered and related to the scale at which a study is being carried out. Statistical methods are reviewed for large scale correlation studies, intermediate scale map smoothing exercises, and small scale clustering investigations. Problems of measuring environmental exposures at different scales are also reviewed. These issues are then relate ... More

Keywords: geographical distribution of disease, disease clusters, population data, disease incidence, mortality, correlation studies, clustering, environmental exposures

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780192622358
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622358.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

P. Elliott, editor

J. Cuzick, editor
Imperial Cancer Research Fund, London

D. English, editor
University of Western Australia, Nedlands




I Introduction

II Data, computational methods, and mapping

IV Studies of health and the environment

End Matter