Spatial competing risk models in disease mapping

Andrew B. Lawson, Fiona L. R. Williams

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    Often it is required that the 'health status' of an area must be assessed and this involves the analysis of a range of different diseases within one study window. This often arises, for example, when disease cluster alarms are sounded and there is a need to provide a general overview of health in the vicinity of the cluster area. Our approach leads to the consideration of the joint spatial distribution of a 'basket' of diseases. We examine the use of weighting schemes within our general formulation, and extensions to count data and spatio-temporal modelling. Copyright (C) 2000 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2451-2467
    Number of pages17
    JournalStatistics in Medicine
    Issue number17-18
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Sept 2000


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