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Investigation of spatial clustering from matched and stratified case-control studies.

Chetwynd, Amanda G. and Diggle, Peter J. and Marshall, A. and Parslow, R. (2001) Investigation of spatial clustering from matched and stratified case-control studies. Biostatistics, 2 (3). pp. 277-293. ISSN 1468-4357

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Abstract

The paper demonstrates how existing theory to assess spatial clustering based on second-moment properties of a labelled point process can be adapted to matched case-control studies. The null hypothesis that cases are a random sample from the superposition of cases and controls is replaced by the hypothesis that each case is a random sample from the set consisting of itself and its k matched controls. We compare the proposed test with other tests of spatial clustering, and describe an application to data on childhood diabetes in Yorkshire, England.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Biostatistics
Additional Information: RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Statistics and Operational Research
Uncontrolled Keywords: Case-control study ; Clustering ; Epidemiology ; Matching ; Spatial point process
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
Faculty of Health and Medicine > Medicine
ID Code: 2411
Deposited By: ep_importer
Deposited On: 31 Mar 2008 14:05
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 16:21
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/2411

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