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A generalised scan statistic test for the detection of clusters.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7287289     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The scan statistic can be used for the testing of clusters of disease in time. However, it is not valid in situations in which there is some change in the population at risk or in the detection rate of the disorder. Furthermore, it cannot distinguish between a cluster due to the changing pattern of known risk factors for the disease and one due to other causes. A generalised scan statistic is proposed which overcomes these limitations. Its use is illustrated with previously published birth defects data.
M A Weinstock
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of epidemiology     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0300-5771     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Epidemiol     Publication Date:  1981 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-12-21     Completed Date:  1981-12-21     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802871     Medline TA:  Int J Epidemiol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  289-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Epidemiologic Methods*
Esophageal Atresia / epidemiology
Models, Theoretical
Space-Time Clustering*
Tracheoesophageal Fistula / epidemiology
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