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Spatial Analysis in Epidemiology

Dirk U. Pfeiffer, Timothy P. Robinson, Mark Stevenson, Kim B. Stevens, David J. Rogers, and Archie C. A. Clements


This book provides an overview of the use of spatial statistics in epidemiology — the study of the incidence and distribution of diseases. Used appropriately, spatial analytical methods in conjunction with GIS and remotely sensed data can provide significant insights into the biological patterns and processes that underlie disease transmission. In turn, these can be used to understand and predict disease prevalence. This book brings together the specialised and widely-dispersed literature on spatial analysis to make these methodological tools accessible to epidemiologists for the first time. W ... More

Keywords: incidence, distribution, diseases, GIS, disease transmission, infectious diseases, non-infectious diseases

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780198509882
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509882.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dirk U. Pfeiffer, author
Epidemiology Division, Royal Veterinary College, University of London, UK

Timothy P. Robinson, author
Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations, Italy

Mark Stevenson, author
Epicentre, Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Massey University, New Zealand