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Geographical epidemiology, spatial analysis and geographical information systems: A multidisciplinary glossary

(2007) Geographical epidemiology, spatial analysis and geographical information systems: A multidisciplinary glossary. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. pp. 98-102. ISSN 0143005X (ISSN)

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Abstract

We provide a relatively non-technical glossary of terms and a description of the tools used in spatial or geographical epidemiology and associated geographical information systems. Statistical topics included cover adjustment and standardisation to allow for demographic and other background differences, data structures, data smoothing, spatial autocorrelation and spatial regression. We also discuss the rationale for geographical epidemiology and specific techniques such as disease clustering, disease mapping, ecological analyses, geographical information systems and global positioning systems.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: data processing epidemiology geographical research GIS spatial analysis statistical concept article demography disease classification ecological procedures geographic distribution geographic information system global positioning system health care personnel medical research spatial orientation statistical analysis Data Interpretation, Statistical Education, Continuing Geographic Information Systems Humans Topography, Medical
Page Range: pp. 98-102
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Journal Index: ISC, Scopus
Volume: 61
Number: 2
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1136/jech.2005.043117
ISSN: 0143005X (ISSN)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.rums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5407

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