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Paul Elliott, Jon Wakefield, Nicola Best, and David Briggs

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780198515326

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515326.001.0001

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Bayesian mapping of Hodgkin’s disease in France

Bayesian mapping of Hodgkin’s disease in France

(p.267) 15. Bayesian mapping of Hodgkin’s disease in France
Spatial Epidemiology

A. Mollié

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents a case study mapping mortality rates for Hodgkin's disease in French departments. It illustrates and compares various methods for estimating rates for rare diseases. Some practical issues for implementing the fully Bayesian approach are discussed.

Keywords:   data mapping, Bayesian method, spatial epidemiology, estimation, rare diseases, mortality rates

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