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Regression Modelling of Disease Risk in Relation to Point Sources

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We describe a class of models for the investigation of possible raised risk of disease around putative sources of environmental pollution. An adaptation of the point process method suggested by Diggle and Rowlingson is presented, allowing the use of routinely available aggregated data and incorporating the more general distance–risk model suggested by Elliott and co-workers. An application to data on cancers of the stomach around municipal solid waste incinerators is presented.

Keywords: Environmental epidemiology; Point process modelling; Point sources of risk; Small area health statistics

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Lancaster University, UK 2: Imperial College School of Medicine at St Mary's, London, UK

Publication date: 1997-03-01

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