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Title Geocoding health data : the use of geographic codes in cancer prevention and control, research, and practice / [edited by] Gerard Rushton [and others]
Published Boca Raton, Fla. : CRC Press, ©2008


Description 1 online resource ([6], 249 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction / Gerard Rushton and others] -- Geocoding methods, materials, and first steps toward a geocoding error budget / Marc P. Armstrong and Chetan Tiwari -- Using ZIP® codes as geocodes in cancer research / Kirsten M.M. Beyer, Alan F. Schultz and Gerard Rushton -- Producing spatially continuous prostate cancer maps with different geocodes and spatial filter methods / Gerard Rushton, Qiang Cai and Zunqiu Chen -- The science and art of geocoding: tips for improving match rates and handling unmatched cases in analysis / Francis P. Boscoe -- Geocoding practices in cancer registries / Toshi Abe and David G. Stinchcomb -- Alternative techniques for masking geographic detail to protect privacy / Dale L. Zimmerman, Marc P. Armstrong and Gerard Rushton -- Preserving privacy : deidentifying data by applying a random perturbation spatial mask / Zunqiu Chen, Gerard Rushton and Geoffrey Smith -- Spatial statistical analysis of point- and area-referenced public health data / Lance A. Waller -- Statistical methods for incompletely and incorrectly geocoded cancer data / Dale L. Zimmerman -- Using geocodes to estimate distances and geographic accessibility for cancer prevention and control / Marc Armstrong, Barry R. Greene and Gerard Rushton -- Cancer registry data and geocoding : privacy, confidentiality, and security issues / Josephine Gittler -- Conclusions / Gerard Rushton and others] -- Appendix : cancer reporting and registry statutes and regulations / Josephine Gittler
Summary In the past, disease pattern mapping depended on census tracts based on political units, such as states and counties. However, with the advent of geographic information systems (GIS), researchers can now achieve a new level of precision and flexibility in geographic locating. This emerging technology allows the mapping of many different kinds of geographies, including disease rates in relation to pollution sources. Geocoding Health Data presents a state-of-the-art discussion on the current technical and administrative developments in geographic information science. In particular, it di
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Cancer -- Epidemiology.
Cancer -- Research -- Methodology
Geographic information systems.
Neoplasms -- prevention & control
Geographic Information Systems
Neoplasms -- epidemiology
MEDICAL -- Preventive Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Forensic Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Public Health.
Cancer -- Epidemiology.
Geographic information systems.
Cancer -- forskning.
Geografiska informationssystem.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Rushton, Gerard.
LC no. 2007023620
ISBN 9780849384332
Other Titles Use of geographic codes in cancer prevention and control, research, and practice