GIS and Health

GIS and Health : GISDATA 6

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The potential users of GIS for health related analysis and applications are legion. In this edited collection, there are extensive examinations of appropriate methodologies for spatial analysis and spatial statistics in analyzing health data. Chapters explore the links with GIS and consider some of the assumptions and problems associated with such analyses. A range of chapters explore the associations between, for example, air pollution and ill health, and between pesticide exposure and disease risk. The book also covers statistical and cartographic methods for analyzing data for small areas and methods for health assessment needs.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 212 pages
  • 176.5 x 253.2 x 19.6mm | 597.18g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 0748407790
  • 9780748407798

Table of contents

Methodological Issues. GIS and Health Research: An Introduction. GIS as an Enabling Technology. Spatial Statistics and the Analysis of Health Data. Statistical Methods for Spatial Epidemiology: Tests for Randomness. Improving the Geographic Basis of Health Surveillance Using GIS. Modelling Spatial Variations in Air Quality Using GIS. GIS, Time Geography and Health. Applications. GIS Applications for Environment and Health in Italy. A Multipurpose Interactive Mortality Atlas of Italy. Bayesian Analysis of Emerging Neoplasms in Spain. The Development of an Epidemiological Spatial Information System in the Region of Western Pomerania, Germany. Problems and Possibilities in the Use of Cancer Data by GIS-experience in Finland. GIS in Public Health. Improving Health Needs Assessment Using Patient Register Information in a GIS. Conclusions.show more

About Anthony C. Gatrell

Gattrell; Anthony University of Lancaster, UK,Loytonen; M University of Turku,show more