Applied Spatial Statistics for Public Health Data (Google eBook)An applicationbased introduction to the statistical analysis of spatially referenced health data Sparked by the growing interest in statistical methods for the analysis of spatially referenced data in the field of public health, Applied Spatial Statistics for Public Health Data fills the need for an introductory, applicationoriented text on this timely subject. Written for practicing public health researchers as well as graduate students in related fields, the text provides a thorough introduction to basic concepts and methods in applied spatial statistics as well as a detailed treatment of some of the more recent methods in spatial statistics useful for public health studies that have not been previously covered elsewhere. Assuming minimal knowledge of spatial statistics, the authors provide important statistical approaches for assessing such questions as:

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Contents
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3 Spatial Data  38 
4 Visualizing Spatial Data  68 
5 Analysis of Spatial Point Patterns  118 
6 Spatial Clusters of Health Events Point Data for Cases and Controls  155 
7 Spatial Clustering of Health Events Regional Count Data  200 
8 Spatial Exposure Data  272 
9 Linking Spatial Exposure Data to Health Events  325 
References  444 
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