Regression modelling of disease risk in relation to Point sources

Peter Diggle, Sara Morris, Paul Elliott, Gavin Shaddick

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We describe a class of models for the investigation of possible raised risk of disease around putative sources of environmental pollution. An adaptation of the point process method suggested by Diggle and Rowlingson is presented, allowing the use of routinely available aggregated data and incorporating the more general distance-risk model suggested by Elliott and co-workers. An application to data on cancers of the stomach around municipal solid waste incinerators is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)491-505
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series A: Statistics in Society
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Environmental epidemiology
  • Point process modelling
  • Point sources of risk
  • Small area health statistics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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