Applied Spatial Statistics for Public Health Data
An application-based introduction to the statistical analysis of spatially referenced health data
Sparked by the growing interest in statistical methods for the analysis of spatially referenced data in the field of public health, Applied Spatial Statistics for Public Health Data fills the need for an introductory, application-oriented text on this timely subject. Written for practicing public health researchers as well as graduate students in related fields, the text provides a thorough introduction to basic concepts and methods in applied spatial statistics as well as a detailed treatment of some of the more recent methods in spatial statistics useful for public health studies that have not been previously covered elsewhere.
Assuming minimal knowledge of spatial statistics, the authors provide important statistical approaches for assessing such questions as: