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Spatial Modeling in Environmental and Public Health Research
Division of Environmental Health Science, University of California, Berkeley, 710 University Hall (Office and GIS Lab), Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Division of Epidemiology, University of California, Berkeley, 101 Haviland Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
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Received: 31 December 2009; in revised form: 20 February 2010 / Accepted: 16 March 2010 / Published: 26 March 2010
Abstract: This paper has two aims: (1) to summarize various geographic information science methods; and (2) to provide a review of studies that have employed such methods. Though not meant to be a comprehensive review, this paper explains when certain methods are useful in epidemiological studies and also serves as an overview of the growing field of spatial epidemiology.
Keywords: GIS; spatial modelling; air pollution; autocorrelation; overlay; spatial regression; remote sensing
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Jerrett, M.; Gale, S.; Kontgis, C. Spatial Modeling in Environmental and Public Health Research. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7, 1302-1329.
Jerrett M, Gale S, Kontgis C. Spatial Modeling in Environmental and Public Health Research. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2010; 7(4):1302-1329.
Jerrett, Michael; Gale, Sara; Kontgis, Caitlin. 2010. "Spatial Modeling in Environmental and Public Health Research." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 7, no. 4: 1302-1329.