Applied Spatial Statistics for Public Health Data
An application-based introduction to the statistical analysis ofspatially referenced health data
Sparked by the growing interest in statistical methods for theanalysis of spatially referenced data in the field of publichealth, Applied Spatial Statistics for Public Health Datafills the need for an introductory, application-oriented text onthis timely subject. Written for practicing public healthresearchers as well as graduate students in related fields, thetext provides a thorough introduction to basic concepts and methodsin applied spatial statistics as well as a detailed treatment ofsome of the more recent methods in spatial statistics useful forpublic health studies that have not been previously coveredelsewhere.
Assuming minimal knowledge of spatial statistics, the authorsprovide important statistical approaches for assessing suchquestions as: