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Identifying factors associated with the spatial distribution of disease

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/9780198509882.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

This chapter presents analytical techniques of regression and discrimination as a means of quantifying the effect of a set of explanatory variables on the spatial distribution of a particular ... More


Spatial distribution

Stephen M. Evans

in Quantitative Methods in Neuroscience: A Neuroanatomical Approach

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198505280
eISBN:
9780191723766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198505280.003.0014
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

The human brain is made up of an ordered three-dimensional array of smaller units, for example, the vertical and horizontal organization of neurons in the cerebral cortex. Knowledge of the structural ... More


Spatial Data: Analysis And Estimation

Steve Selvin

in Statistical Analysis of Epidemiologic Data

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195172805
eISBN:
9780199865697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172805.003.05
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Spatial distributions have played a major role in the epidemiology of several diseases and are essential for the analysis of data involving exposures to environmental pollutants. This chapter ... More


Adverse Geography and Differences in Welfare in Peru

Ravi Kanbur and Anthony J. Venables

in Spatial Inequality and Development

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199278633
eISBN:
9780191602191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278636.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In Peru, a country with an astonishing variety of different ecological areas, with 84 different climate zones and landscapes, with rainforests, high mountain ranges and dry deserts, the geographical ... More


Spatial Analyses of Obesity and Poverty

Adam Drewnowski

in Insecurity, Inequality, and Obesity in Affluent Societies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264980
eISBN:
9780191754135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264980.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Obesity in the United States is a socio-economic issue. Recent advances in geographic information system methodology can provide a better understanding of the impact of neighbourhood deprivation on ... More


Patterns of Biodiversity at Fine and Small Spatial Scales

Matty P. Berg

in Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199575923
eISBN:
9780191774843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575923.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The biodiversity in fertile soil is mind-boggling. How can a large collection of species that potentially competes for the same resources coexist on a small spatial scale from a few centimetres to a ... More


Regions, Globalization, and the Knowledge Economy: The Issues Stated

John H. Dunning

in Regions, Globalization, and the Knowledge-Based Economy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250011
eISBN:
9780191596216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250014.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Offers an analytical framework for evaluating the implications of recent economic events on the spatial distribution of economic activities, and of the role played by multinational enterprises (MNEs) ... More


Producing an Improved Geographic Profile of Poverty: Methodology and Evidence from Three Developing Countries

Gabriel Demombynes, Chris Elbers, Jean O. Lanjouw, Peter Lanjouw, Johan Mistiaen, and Berk Özler

in Growth, Inequality, and Poverty: Prospects for Pro-poor Economic Development

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199268658
eISBN:
9780191600876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199268657.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This study implements a methodology for estimating poverty in Ecuador, Madagascar, and South Africa, at levels of disaggregation that to date have not generally been available. The methodology is ... More


Analytical solution of the elastic transport equation

Melvin Lax, Wei Cai, and Min Xu

in Random Processes in Physics and Finance

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198567769
eISBN:
9780191718359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567769.003.0014
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

An example of a random process is the propagation of a particle (or photons, or acoustic wave) in a turbid medium, where particles undergo multiple scattering by randomly distributed scatterers in ... More


Regions, Globalization, and the Knowledge-Based Economy

John H. Dunning (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250011
eISBN:
9780191596216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250014.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The underlying theme of this book is the impact of the increasing globalization of economic activity, and the advent of the knowledge‐based economy, on the spatial distribution of economic activity, ... More


The Ecology of Fossil Taxa through Time

Mark E. Patzkowsky and Steven M. Holland

in Stratigraphic Paleobiology: Understanding the Distribution of Fossil Taxa in Time and Space

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226649375
eISBN:
9780226649399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226649399.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology

This chapter examines the ecology of individual taxa and methods for determining how their ecology changes through time. The stratigraphic record provides the opportunity to map the spatial ... More


Anatomy of the nervous system Anatomy of the nervous system

Malcolm Burrows

in The Neurobiology of an Insect Brain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523444
eISBN:
9780191724411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523444.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Invertebrate Neurobiology

The synapses that a neuron makes can be described in terms of their spatial distribution, likely transmitters, and contacts with other known neurons. The use of antibodies raised against particular ... More


Proxy-based approaches in ecology and the importance of remote sensing

Nathalie Pettorelli

in The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199693160
eISBN:
9780191810145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199693160.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter begins by presenting the main challenges and consequences caused by environmental change to the world to provide a better understanding of the full potential of remote sensing in ... More


The Database and Our Methodology

Duncan Garrow and Chris Gosden

in Technologies of Enchantment?: Exploring Celtic Art: 400 BC to AD 100

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199548064
eISBN:
9780191804373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199548064.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes how the database used in the present study was put together, looking at its main findings along with some of its biases. It then presents some initial observations about the ... More


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