Green Technologies Collection: Geographic Information Systems And Health Applications, 1st Edition

  • Omar Khan
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  • ISBN-10: 1591400767
  • ISBN-13: 9781591400769
  • DDC: 362.1
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 325 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2003 | Published/Released October 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2003

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This book presents a sampling of the many applications utilizing GIS in the field of health, including needs of less-developed countries in utilizing the concepts and technologies of mapping.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Geographic Information Systems and Health Applications: Table of Contents.
1: Health Disparities & Community Health Issues.
2: Race, Class and Place: Directions for the Future of Public Health.
3: Understanding Health Disparities through Geographic Information Systems.
4: Using a GIS and the American Community Survey to Address Community Health Problems.
5: The Application of Spatial Analysis to the Public Health Understanding of Alcohol and Alcohol–Related Problems.
6: GIS & Cancer.
7: The New Kid on the Block: A Look at How Geographic Information Systems Are Changing the Face of Cancer Research.
8: Community Breast Cancer Mapping in Huntington, Long Island.
9: Application of a GIS–Based Statistical Method to Assess Spatio–Temporal Changes in Breast Cancer Clustering in the Northeastern United States.
10: Geographical Analysis of Disease in Small Areas Using Hierarchical Bayesian Models: Mapping Men's Lung Cancer Mortality in Galicia, Spain.
11: Infectious Disease & International Health.
12: Using Hierarchical Nearest Neighbor Analysis and Animation to Investigate the Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Raccoon Rabies in West Virginia.
13: Spatial Cluster Analysis for Etiological Research and Identification of Socio–Environmental Risk Factors.
14: The Use of GIS and Remote Sensing in Schistosomiasis Control in China.
15: Bacterial Source Tracking of Nonpoint Source Pollution Using GIS and DNA Fingerprinting Technologies.
16: Spatial Modeling of Risk Factors for Gender–Specific Child Mortality in a Rural Area of Bangladesh.
17: Hospitals & Healthcare.
18: Using GIS to Unveil Distance Effects on Hospitalizations in Victoria1.
19: Spatial Accessibility to Primary Care and Physican Shortage Area Designation: A Case Study in Illinois with GIS Approaches.
20: Using GIS with Publicly Available Data for Hospital Market Share Analysis.
21: Mapping Accessibility to General Practitioners.
About the Authors.