Bayesian Disease Mapping: Hierarchical Modeling in Spatial Epidemiology

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CRC Press, Aug 5, 2008 - Mathematics - 368 pages
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Focusing on data commonly found in public health databases and clinical settings, Bayesian Disease Mapping: Hierarchical Modeling in Spatial Epidemiology provides an overview of the main areas of Bayesian hierarchical modeling and its application to the geographical analysis of disease.

The book explores a range of topics in Bayesian inference and modeling, including Markov chain Monte Carlo methods, Gibbs sampling, the Metropolis–Hastings algorithm, goodness-of-fit measures, and residual diagnostics. It also focuses on special topics, such as cluster detection; space-time modeling; and multivariate, survival, and longitudinal analyses. The author explains how to apply these methods to disease mapping using numerous real-world data sets pertaining to cancer, asthma, epilepsy, foot and mouth disease, influenza, and other diseases. In the appendices, he shows how R and WinBUGS can be useful tools in data manipulation and simulation.

Applying Bayesian methods to the modeling of georeferenced health data, Bayesian Disease Mapping proves that the application of these approaches to biostatistical problems can yield important insights into data.

 

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Contents

Bayesian Inference and Modeling
19
Computational Issues
35
Residuals and GoodnessofFit
55
Themes
71
Disease Map Reconstruction and Relative Risk Estimation
73
Disease Cluster Detection
119
Ecological Analysis
151
Multiple Scale Analysis
185
Spatial Survival and Longitudinal Analysis
227
Spatiotemporal Disease Mapping
255
Basic R and WinBUGS
283
Selected WinBUGS Code
307
R Code for Thematic Mapping
319
References
321
Index
339
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Multivariate Disease Analysis
201

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