Clustering and Clusters

  • Toshiro Tango
Part of the Statistics for Biology and Health book series (SBH)


In this chapter, we shall show several spatial point patterns in a hypothetical area of a square 10 km on each side to understand what “clustering” or “a cluster” means and to get a basic idea of how to approach detection of clustering or clusters.


Spatial Autocorrelation Standardize Mortality Ratio Localize Cluster Disease Cluster Homogeneous Poisson Process 
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© Springer-Verlag New York 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Technology Assesment & BiostatisticsNational Institute of Public HealthWakoJapan

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