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Local estimates of spatial clustering

Dirk U. Pfeiffer, Timothy P. Robinson, Mark Stevenson, Kim B. Stevens, David J. Rogers, and Archie C. A. Clements

in Spatial Analysis in Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780198509882
eISBN:
9780191709128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509882.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

This chapter explores various methods by which spatial and spatio-temporal disease clusters can be identified statistically. It argues that a priori choice of cluster size can have profound effects ... More


Spatial clustering of disease and global estimates of spatial clustering

Dirk U. Pfeiffer, Timothy P. Robinson, Mark Stevenson, Kim B. Stevens, David J. Rogers, and Archie C. A. Clements

in Spatial Analysis in Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780198509882
eISBN:
9780191709128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509882.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

This chapter begins with a brief discussion of disease cluster alarms and cluster investigation protocols. This is followed by a review of some statistical concepts and terminology relevant to ... More


Study of clustering and outbreaks

Paul Elliott

in Teaching Epidemiology: A guide for teachers in epidemiology, public health and clinical medicine

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199239481
eISBN:
9780191716973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239481.003.025
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter is concerned with understanding the principles underlying the detection and investigation of possible clusters of disease, and the extent to which they might contribute to knowledge on ... More


Variation in disease by time, place, and person: A framework for analysis of genetic and environmental effects

Raj S. Bhopal

in Concepts of Epidemiology: Integrating the ideas, theories, principles and methods of epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199543144
eISBN:
9780191723995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543144.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter emphasizes a systematic framework of analysis of disease variations, particularly to ensure that observations of variation are real, and not products of data errors and artifacts. The ... More


Clustering, cluster detection, and spatial variation in risk

J. C. Wakefield, J. E. Kelsall, and S. E. Morris

in Spatial Epidemiology: Methods and Applications

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198515326
eISBN:
9780191723667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515326.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses issues relating to, and reviews methods proposed for, cluster detection and clustering. The chapter proceeds as follows. Section 8.2 reviews of methods proposed for assessing ... More


Outbreak and Cluster Investigations

Ross C. Brownson

in Applied Epidemiology: Theory to practice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195187410
eISBN:
9780199864997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187410.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews the current state of the art in outbreak and cluster investigations. In general, outbreak investigations have been more fruitful in leading to scientific discoveries in ... More


Field Investigations of Environmental Epidemics

Ruth A. Etzel

in Field Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195313802
eISBN:
9780199863952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313802.003.0018
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Environmental epidemics are disease clusters linked to three main categories of agents: (a) pollutants and chemicals such as lead, mercury, and ozone, (b) useful commercial products that enter our ... More


Methods for the assessment of disease clusters

F. E. Alexander and J. Cuzick

in Geographical and Environmental Epidemiology: Methods for Small Area Studies

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192622358
eISBN:
9780191723636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622358.003.0021
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on the question of the existence of clustering as a general phenomenon without regard to any particular source or individual cluster. A novel problem is the detection of disease ... More


Geographical and Environmental Epidemiology: Methods for Small Area Studies

P. Elliott, J. Cuzick, D. English, and R. Stern (eds)

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192622358
eISBN:
9780191723636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622358.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This book addresses both the theoretical and practical issues which arise when describing the geographical distribution of disease and investigating apparent disease clusters. Requirements in terms ... More


Overview of statistical methods for disease mapping and its relationship to cluster detection

P. J Diggle

in Spatial Epidemiology: Methods and Applications

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198515326
eISBN:
9780191723667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515326.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes a theoretical framework for the analysis of spatial variation in disease risk, within which different formats of epidemiological data give rise to different statistical ... More


Disease Clusters

Michael B. Bracken

in Risk, Chance, and Causation: Investigating the Origins and Treatment of Disease

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300188844
eISBN:
9780300189551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300188844.003.0009
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter discusses disease clusters, such as cancer, and how they appear in the same indiscriminate pattern. The cause of a disease cluster can be occasionally identified, although it is more ... More


Guidelines for the investigation of clusters of adverse health events

K. B. Rothenberg and S. B. Thacker

in Geographical and Environmental Epidemiology: Methods for Small Area Studies

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192622358
eISBN:
9780191723636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622358.003.0023
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter considers the response of health authorities to the report of a ‘cluster’ of health events. It describes a systematic approach to cluster evaluation based on CDC guidelines.


Multiple Sclerosis

Lorene M. Nelson, Caroline M. Tanner, Stephen K. Van Den Eeden, and Valerie M. McGuire

in Neuroepidemiology: From principles to practice

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195133790
eISBN:
9780199863730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133790.003.08
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter provides information on the epidemiology of multiple sclerosis (MS), the most common disabling neurological disease in young adults. It describes the clinical and pathologic features of ... More


Studies of disease clustering: problems of interpretation

J. Urquhart

in Geographical and Environmental Epidemiology: Methods for Small Area Studies

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192622358
eISBN:
9780191723636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622358.003.0024
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

In previous chapters, a distinction was made between the investigation of specific clusters of disease around a putative point source, and geographical surveillance, which involves the identification ... More


Soya bean as a risk factor for epidemic asthma

J. M. Antó and J. Sunyer

in Geographical and Environmental Epidemiology: Methods for Small Area Studies

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192622358
eISBN:
9780191723636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622358.003.0027
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents a case study of asthma epidemics in Barcelona. It describes the analysis of twelve outbreaks identified by physicians between 1981 and 1986. In some circumstances, the ... More


Health and the environment: the significance of chemicals and radiation

G. K. Matthew

in Geographical and Environmental Epidemiology: Methods for Small Area Studies

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192622358
eISBN:
9780191723636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622358.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews accepted knowledge of the main present-day burdens of environmental chemicals and radiation on the health of the general population in industrialized countries. It indicates how ... More


Statistical methods for analysing point-source exposures

J. F. Bithell

in Geographical and Environmental Epidemiology: Methods for Small Area Studies

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192622358
eISBN:
9780191723636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622358.003.0019
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses methods available for the analysis of clusters or aggregations of cases of disease in a situation where a suspect source of risk is known or specified a priori. It begins by ... More


Congenital anomalies

H. Dolk and P. De Wals

in Geographical and Environmental Epidemiology: Methods for Small Area Studies

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192622358
eISBN:
9780191723636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622358.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses small-area studies of congenital anomalies. Topics covered include case ascertainment, accuracy of information, prevalence, geographical resolution, and role of specific ... More


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