Testing spatial cluster occurrence in maps equipped with environmentally defined structures

@article{Duczmal2010TestingSC,
  title={Testing spatial cluster occurrence in maps equipped with environmentally defined structures},
  author={Luiz Duczmal and Ricardo G. Tavares and Ganapati P. Patil and Andr{\'e} Luiz Fernandes Cançado},
  journal={Environmental and Ecological Statistics},
  year={2010},
  volume={17},
  pages={183-202}
}
We propose a novel tool for testing hypotheses concerning the adequacy of environmentally defined factors for local clustering of diseases, through the comparative evaluation of the significance of the most likely clusters detected under maps whose neighborhood structures were modified according to those factors. A multi-objective genetic algorithm scan… CONTINUE READING