Geographical Health Data

Fundamental Techniques for Analysis

Edited by Francis P. Boscoe
October 2013
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  • Published
    21st October 2013
  • ISBN 9781780640891
  • Language English
  • Pages 232 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.5"

Focusing on proven techniques for most real-world data sets, this book presents an overview of the analysis of health data involving a geographic component, in a way that is accessible to any health scientist or student comfortable with large data sets and basic statistics, but not necessarily with any specialized training in geographic information systems (GIS). Providing clear, straightforward explanations with worldwide examples and solutions, the book describes applications of GIS in disaster response.

1. Points, Lines and Polygons
2. Geographic Data Acquisition
3. Virtual Globes and Geospatial Health
4. Geocoding and Health
5. Visualization and Cartography
6. Spatial Overlays
7. Spatial Cluster Analysis
8. Methods for Creating Smoothed Maps of Disease Burdens
9. Geographic Access to Health Services
10. Location–allocation Modelling for Health Services Research in Low Resource Settings
11. Multilevel and Hierarchical Models for Disease Mapping

Francis P. Boscoe

Francis P. Boscoe is a Research Scientist at the New York State Cancer Registry.