An Introductory Guide to Disease Mapping

An Introductory Guide to Disease Mapping

Author(s): Andrew B. Lawson, Fiona L. R. Williams

Published Online: 27 FEB 2002

Print ISBN: 9780471860594

Online ISBN: 9780470842577

DOI: 10.1002/0470842571

About this Book

This superb introductory guide explains the basic principles underlying the construction and analysis of disease maps. Growing public awareness of environmental hazards has increased the demand for investigations into the geographical distribution of disease and as data resulting from studies is not always straightforward to interpret, there has been a need for an accessible, clearly written introduction to the subject. This book supplies the reader with an array of tools and skills so that maps may be produced and correctly interpreted, and also describes the role of disease mapping within epidemiology, highlighting its important role in studies of environmental health and environmental epidemiology. It provides:
* An introduction to new developments in disease mapping
* Comprehensive coverage of an active area of research and development
* Numerous case studies to highlight the application of the techniques discussed
This text will be invaluable to anyone with an interest in disease mapping, and is an essential volume for both the specialist and the non-specialist. It is of particular relevance to epidemiologists, medical statisticians, geographers, and public health advisors, as well as environmental health workers, occupational health physicians, and infectious disease specialists.

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