Mixtures and Latent Structure in Spatial Epidemiology

Authored by: Md. Monir Hossain , Andrew B. Lawson

Handbook of Spatial Epidemiology

Print publication date:  April  2016
Online publication date:  April  2016

Print ISBN: 9781482253016
eBook ISBN: 9781482253023
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b19470-24

 Download Chapter

 

Abstract

Latent structure models are regarded as an effective tool in disease mapping for modeling the heterogeneity or discontinuity in risk surface. They provide a convenient framework in which homogeneous areas can be grouped together into clusters for discrimination of risk levels. While the applications of these models in spatial epidemiology are emerging, the wider use is hampered mainly because of limited software implementations in commonly used statistical software such as SAS or STATA.

 Cite
Search for more...
Back to top

Use of cookies on this website

We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site. You can find out more in our Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.