Statistical methods for the detection of spatial clustering in case-control data.

@article{Rogerson2006StatisticalMF,
  title={Statistical methods for the detection of spatial clustering in case-control data.},
  author={Peter A. Rogerson},
  journal={Statistics in medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={811-23}
}
In this paper, I develop new approaches for the detection of spatial clustering in case-control data. One method is based upon drawing Thiessen polygons around each control. It is unnecessary to actually draw or compute the boundaries of the polygons; it is sufficient to count, for each control, the number of cases that are closer to that control than to any other control. A second method is similar to the Cuzick-Edwards method, which is based on counts of cases that are among the k-nearest… CONTINUE READING