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Tests for Space-Time Clustering

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

Abstract

In a search for evidence that a disease such as leukemia is indeed an infectious disease, perhaps of viral etiology, interest will focus on whether or not the disease cases occur in clusters. In this case, a cluster will constitute a group of cases that are close both in space and time, which is called space-time clustering or space-time

Keywords

Mantel Test Null Distribution Poisson Approximation Edge Correction Test Goal 
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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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