Princeton University Library Catalog

Spatial epidemiological approaches in disease mapping and analysis / Poh-Chin Lai, Fun-Mun So, Ka-Wing Chan.

Author:
Lai, Poh C. [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Boca Raton : CRC Press, c2009.
Description:
xx, 174 p., [10] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Summary note:
"This internationally reputable guide brings instructional clarity to its treatment of spatial-statistical techniques, subjecting epidemiological data to statistical rigor and advanced methodological testing. With the help of a vivid color insert, this book illustrates the applications of GIS in examining non-contagious (asthma and dengue) and contagious (SARS) diseases, making it applicable to any public health condition on any scale." "This landmark work follows a truly interdisciplinary model, capturing the complexity of GIS for the non-specialist in a ready-to-implement way and spotlighting the global challenge of analyzing public health concerns in a geographical context."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
1. GIS Concepts and Operations -- 2. GIS and Geographic Data -- 3. Spatial Analysis Software and Methods -- 4. Point Pattern Methods of Disease Analysis -- 5. Areal Methods of Disease Analysis -- 6. Interpolation and Associative Analysis -- 7. Initiating a GIS Project in Spatial Epidemiology -- 8. Current GIS Research in Health Care and Disease Analyses -- App. A. List of GIS Software -- App. B. Data Description -- App. C. Data Preparation in Microsoft Excel -- App. D. Useful Web References.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9781420045468 (hardback : alk. paper)
  • 1420045466 (hardback : alk. paper)
LCCN:
2008025463
OCLC:
232257291
Related name:
RCP:
C - S