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 1468-4357Full text not available from this repository.
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.
|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
|Deposited On:||31 Mar 2008 14:05|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 16:21|
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