Using R for Bayesian Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Health Modeling (Chapman & Hall/CRC The R Series)-Original PDF

Using R for Bayesian Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Health Modeling (Chapman & Hall/CRC The R Series)-Original PDF

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By Andrew B. Lawson(Author)

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Progressively more and more attention has been paid to how location affects health outcomes. The area of disease mapping focusses on these problems, and the Bayesian paradigm has a major role to play in the understanding of the complex interplay of context and individual predisposition in such studies of disease. Using R for Bayesian Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Health Modeling provides a major resource for those interested in applying Bayesian methodology in small area health data studies.

Features:

  • Review of R graphics relevant to spatial health data
  • Overview of Bayesian methods and Bayesian hierarchical modeling as applied to spatial data
  • Bayesian Computation and goodness-of-fit
  • Review of basic Bayesian disease mapping models
  • Spatio-temporal modeling with MCMC and INLA
  • Special topics include multivariate models, survival analysis, missing data, measurement error, variable selection, individual event modeling, and infectious disease modeling
  • Software for fitting models based on BRugs, Nimble, CARBayes and INLA
  • Provides code relevant to fitting all examples throughout the book at a supplementary website

The book fills a void in the literature and available software, providing a crucial link for students and professionals alike to engage in the analysis of spatial and spatio-temporal health data from a Bayesian perspective using R. The book emphasizes the use of MCMC via Nimble, BRugs, and CARBAyes, but also includes INLA for comparative purposes. In addition, a wide range of packages useful in the analysis of geo-referenced spatial data are employed and code is provided. It will likely become a key reference for researchers and students from biostatistics, epidemiology, public health, and environmental science.

Product details

  • Publisher : Chapman and Hall/CRC; 1st edition (April 29, 2021)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 300 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0367490129
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0367490126