Disease Mapping with WinBUGS and MLwiN

Disease Mapping with WinBUGS and MLwiN

Author(s): Andrew B. Lawson, William J. Browne, Carmen L. Vidal Rodeiro

Published Online: 21 JUN 2004

Print ISBN: 9780470856048

Online ISBN: 9780470856062

DOI: 10.1002/0470856068

Series Editor(s): Stephen Senn, Vic Barnett

About this Book

Disease mapping involves the analysis of geo-referenced disease incidence data and has many applications, for example within resource allocation, cluster alarm analysis, and ecological studies. There is a real need amongst public health workers for simpler and more efficient tools for the analysis of geo-referenced disease incidence data. Bayesian and multilevel methods provide the required efficiency, and with the emergence of software packages - such as WinBUGS and MLwiN - are now easy to implement in practice.

  • Provides an introduction to Bayesian and multilevel modelling in disease mapping.
  • Adopts a practical approach, with many detailed worked examples.
  • Includes introductory material on WinBUGS and MLwiN.
  • Discusses three applications in detail - relative risk estimation, focused clustering, and ecological analysis.
  • Suitable for public health workers and epidemiologists with a sound statistical knowledge.
  • Supported by a Website featuring data sets and WinBUGS and MLwiN programs.

Disease Mapping with WinBUGS and MLwiN  provides a practical introduction to the use of software for disease mapping for researchers, practitioners and graduate students from statistics, public health and epidemiology who analyse disease incidence data.

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