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Main Title Miscellanea: A Test to Detect Clusters of Disease.
Author Whittemore, A. S. ; Friend, N. ; Brown, B. W. ; Holly., E. A. ;
CORP Author Stanford Univ., CA. School of Medicine.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher c1987
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA-R-813495; EPA/600/J-87/518;
Stock Number PB90-232141
Additional Subjects Mortality ; Statistical tests ; Statistical distributions ; Multivariate analysis ; Reprints ; Disease outbreaks ; Space-time clustering
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NTIS  PB90-232141 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 08/27/1990
Collation 7p
Abstract
A test is given to detect clustering in disease incidence or mortality data. The test statistic is the mean distance between all pairs of disease cases. Its null mean and variance and its asymptotic normality are derived under assumptions that accommodate differences in population distribution among demographic subgroups at different disease risk. The test is illustrated on 63 cases of anal and rectal squamous cell carcinoma in San Francisco during 1973-1981.