Analysing spatially referenced public health data: a comparison of three methodological approaches


Dunn, C., Kingham, S., Rowlingson, B., Bhopal, R., Cockings, S., Foy, C., Acquilla, S., Halpin, J., Diggle, P. and Walker, D. (2001) Analysing spatially referenced public health data: a comparison of three methodological approaches Health & Place, 7, (1), pp. 1-12. (doi:10.1016/S1353-8292(00)00033-2).

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In the analysis of spatially referenced public health data, members of different disciplinary groups (geographers, epidemiologists and statisticians) tend to select different methodological approaches, usually those with which they are already familiar. This paper compares three such approaches in terms of their relative value and results. A single public health dataset, derived from a community survey, is analysed by using ‘traditional’ epidemiological methods, GIS and point pattern analysis. Since they adopt different ‘models’ for addressing the same research question, the three approaches produce some variation in the results for specific health-related variables. Taken overall, however, the results complement, rather than con or duplicate each other.

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Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1016/S1353-8292(00)00033-2
ISSNs: 1353-8292 (print)
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Keywords: public health data, epidemiology, GIS, point pattern analysis tradict
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ePrint ID: 16129
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12 September 1999Submitted
March 2001Published
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2005
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2017 23:25
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/16129

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