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Multilevel modelling of area-based health data. (English) Zbl 0965.62096
Lawson, Andrew (ed.) et al., Disease mapping and risk assessment for public health. Chichester: Wiley. 217-228 (1999).
From the introduction: We discuss the basic multilevel Poisson model, and develop a computational method for modelling spatial processes within the software package MLn. MLn (for MS-DOS and Windows 3.1) and its successor MLwiN (for Windows 97 and NT) are widely used tools for multilevel modelling, and information about them can be found from a number of websites worldwide; for information, see http://www.ioe.ac.uk/multilevel/. We then present an example of how our model can be used using morbidity data for prostate cancer in Scottish local authority districts, and comment on how the results may be interpreted. The discussion section then focuses on methodological and substantive issues in a more general setting, and discusses work in progress to generalise the procedures we have developed.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 0942.00010].
MSC:
62P10 Applications of statistics to biology and medical sciences; meta analysis
62M30 Inference from spatial processes
62-04 Software, source code, etc. for problems pertaining to statistics
65C60 Computational problems in statistics (MSC2010)
Software:
MLn; MLwiN
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