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Statistical Methods for Disease Clustering By Toshiro Tango

Statistical Methods for Disease Clustering by Toshiro Tango

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This book offers a modern perspective on statistical methods for detecting disease clustering. It offers analysis and illustration of methods for a variety of real data sets, and will provide an invaluable resource for a wide ranging of audience.

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Statistical Methods for Disease Clustering by Toshiro Tango

This book is intended to provide a text on statistical methods for detecting clus ters and/or clustering of health events that is of interest to ?nal year undergraduate and graduate level statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology, and geography students but will also be of relevance to public health practitioners, statisticians, biostatisticians, epidemiologists, medical geographers, human geographers, environmental scien tists, and ecologists. Prerequisites are introductory biostatistics and epidemiology courses. With increasing public health concerns about environmental risks, the need for sophisticated methods for analyzing spatial health events is immediate. Further more, the research area of statistical tests for disease clustering now attracts a wide audience due to the perceived need to implement wide ranging monitoring systems to detect possible health related bioterrorism activity. With this background and the development of the geographical information system (GIS), the analysis of disease clustering of health events has seen considerable development over the last decade. Therefore, several excellent books on spatial epidemiology and statistics have re cently been published. However, it seems to me that there is no other book solely focusing on statistical methods for disease clustering. I hope that readers will ?nd this book useful and interesting as an introduction to the subject.

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"There is an increasing awareness nowadays of environmental health risks, including bioterrorism, together with the development of modern data collection systems. This combination provides a major impetus for the sorts of studies described in this book. ... Overall, the book is very practically oriented. ... The explanations of the methods are very clear and detailed and the discussion is informative. ... the book will be of good use to the novice coming into the subject and also for the initiated wishing to broaden their perspective." (Martin Crowder, International Statistical Review, Vol. 79 (2), 2011)

"The first introductory chapter informs the reader about the basic classification of disease clustering (temporal clustering, spatial clustering, and space-time clustering), the data used in examples, and software (like R, SaTScan, FleXScan, Splancs). ... The suitable audience are experts' communities either in the medical field or in the mathematical modeling field with the focus on data mining and clustering." (Adriana Hornikova, Technometrics, Vol. 53 (2), May, 2011)

Table of Contents

Clustering and Clusters.- Disease Mapping: Visualization of Spatial Clustering.- Tests for Temporal Clustering.- General Tests for Spatial Clustering: Regional Count Data.- General Tests for Spatial Clustering : Case-Control Point Data.- Tests for Space-Time Clustering.- Focused Tests for Spatial Clustering.- Space-Time Scan Statistics.

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Statistical Methods for Disease Clustering by Toshiro Tango
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
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