Impact of socioeconomic inequalities on geographic disparities in cancer incidence - comparison of methods for spatial disease mapping

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BackgroundThe reliability of spatial statistics is often put into question because real spatial variations may not be found, especially in heterogeneous areas. Our objective was to compare empirically different cluster detection methods. We assessed their ability to find spatial clusters of cancer cases and evaluated the impact of the socioeconomic status (e.g., the Townsend index) on cancer incidence.

BMC Med Res Methodol., 16(136)
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Juste Goungounga
Juste Goungounga
Postdoctoral research fellow

My research interests include excess hazard modelling, survival analysis and cure modelling.