Analysing Seasonal Health Data (Statistics for Biology and by Adrian G. Barnett,Annette J. Dobson

By Adrian G. Barnett,Annette J. Dobson

Seasonal styles were present in a impressive variety of medical conditions, together with start defects, breathing infections and heart problems. safely estimating the scale and timing of seasonal peaks in illness prevalence is an reduction to knowing the factors and probably to constructing interventions. With international warming expanding the depth of seasonal climate styles around the globe, a evaluation of the tools for estimating seasonal results on overall healthiness is timely.


This is the 1st booklet on statistical equipment for seasonal facts written for a future health viewers. It describes equipment for a number of results (including non-stop, count number and binomial info) and demonstrates applicable ideas for summarising and modelling those info. It has a pragmatic concentration and makes use of fascinating examples to encourage and illustrate the equipment. The statistical systems and instance facts units come in an R package deal referred to as ‘season’.

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