On the analysis of mortality events associated with a prespecified fixed point

J R Stat Soc Ser A Stat Soc. 1993;156(3):363-77.


"A model-based approach to the analysis of disease incidence around a fixed point is presented by considering the radial and directional effects to be expected from emissions from a putative source. In addition we present some score statistics which can be used to test for spatial effects." The methods discussed are applied to the analysis of bronchitis mortality around a reprocessing plant in Bonnybridge, Scotland.

MeSH terms

  • Cause of Death*
  • Demography
  • Developed Countries
  • Disease*
  • Environment
  • Environmental Pollution*
  • Europe
  • Geography*
  • Methods*
  • Mortality*
  • Population
  • Population Dynamics
  • Scotland
  • United Kingdom