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Incorporating data on residential history for Disease Mapping

Jeffery, Caroline ORCID:, Manjourides, Justin, Ozonoff, Al and Pagano, Marcello (2010) 'Incorporating data on residential history for Disease Mapping' in Joint Statistical Meetings 2010, Vancouver 2010, July 31st - August 5th 2010.

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When studying the relationship between an individual’s location and the acquisition of disease, the location to use is not always clear. When location at exposure is different from that at diagnosis, the latter may not represent the relevant information. While time and
location of exposure are often unknown, residential history of cases can substantially inform a spatial analysis. In spatial surveillance, spatial data on cases are often used to detect and locate subareas of the study region with higher or lower risk of disease. Current literature
has adapted detection methods to incorporate residential history of cases where available.
We extend a disease mapping method to incorporate such data. Through simulations we show that our method is more accurate at identifying a localized increased risk of disease when compared to mapping when only location at diagnosis is considered.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: spatial surveillance; disease mapping; distance-based method; residential history; cluster detection; incubation distribution
Subjects: WA Public Health > WA 100 General works
WA Public Health > Statistics. Surveys > WA 950 Theory or methods of medical statistics. Epidemiologic methods
Faculty: Department: Groups (2002 - 2012) > International Health Group
Depositing User: Faye Moody
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2011 08:45
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:03


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