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Geocoding health data : the use of geographic codes in cancer prevention and control, research, and practice / [edited by] Gerard Rushton ... [et al.].

Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, c2008.
248 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Summary note:
"Geocoding Health Data presents a state-of-the-art discussion on the current technical and administrative developments in geographic information science. In particular, it discusses how geocoded residential addresses can be used to examine the spatial patterns of cancer incidence, staging, survival, and mortality." "With recent disease outbreaks and escalating concerns about bioterrorism, interest in the application of GIS to individual data is growing. The fundamental concepts presented in these pages are of great value to anyone trying to understand the causes, prevention, and control of cancer as well as a variety of other diseases."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Ch. 1. Introduction / Gerard Rushton, Marc P. Armstrong, Josephine Gittler, Barry R. Greene, Claire E. Pavlik, Michele M. West and Dale L. Zimmerman -- Ch. 2. Geocoding Methods, Materials, and First Steps toward a Geocoding Error Budget / Marc P. Armstrong and Chetan Tiwari -- Ch. 3. Using ZIP Codes as Geocodes in Cancer Research / Kirsten M. M. Beyer, Alan F. Schulz and Gerard Rushton -- Ch. 4. Producing Spatially Continuous Prostate Cancer Maps with Different Geocodes and Spatial Filter Methods / Gerard Rushton, Qiang Cai and Zunqiu Chen -- Ch. 5. The Science and Art of Geocoding: Tips for Improving Match Rates and Handling Unmatched Cases in Analysis / Francis P. Boscoe -- Ch. 6. Geocoding Practices in Cancer Registries / Toshi Abe and David G. Stinchcomb -- Ch. 7. Alternative Techniques for Masking Geographic Detail to Protect Privacy / Dale L. Zimmerman, Marc P. Armstrong and Gerard Rushton -- Ch. 8. Preserving Privacy: Deidentifying Data by Applying a Random Perturbation Spatial Mask / Zunqiu Chen, Gerard Rushton and Geoffrey Smith -- Ch. 9. Spatial Statistical Analysis of Point- and Area-Referenced Public Health Data / Lance A. Waller -- Ch. 10. Statistical Methods for Incompletely and Incorrectly Geocoded Cancer Data / Dale L. Zimmerman -- Ch. 11. Using Geocodes to Estimate Distances and Geographic Accessibility for Cancer Prevention and Control / Marc Armstrong, Barry R. Greene and Gerard Rushton -- Ch. 12. Cancer Registry Data and Geocoding: Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security Issues / Josephine Gittler -- Ch. 13. Conclusions / Gerard Rushton, Marc P. Armstrong, Josephine Gittler, Barry R. Greene, Claire E. Pavlik, Michele M. West and Dale L. Zimmerman -- App. Cancer Reporting and Registry Statutes and Regulations / Josephine Gittler.
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