Dunn, C. E. and Kingham, S. and Rowlingson, B. S. and Bhopa, R. S. and Cockings, S. and Foy, C. J. and Acquilla, S. D. and Halpin, J. and Diggle, P. J. and Walker, D. (2001) Analysing public health data: a comparison of three methodological approaches. Health and Place, 7 (1). pp. 1-12.Full text not available from this repository.
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 contradict or duplicate each other.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Health and Place|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Public health data ; Epidemiology ; GIS ; Point pattern analysis|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre|
Faculty of Science and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
Faculty of Health and Medicine > Medicine
|Deposited On:||21 Nov 2008 12:49|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 15:28|
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