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Your Environment. Your Health.

Boston University

Superfund Research Program

New Methods of Spatial Analysis for Epidemiologic Data

Project Leader: David M. Ozonoff
Grant Number: P42ES007381
Funding Period: 1995-2017

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Project Summary (1995-2000)

This project is utilizing a Geographic Information System (GIS) with existing and pending case-control data from the Upper Cape Cancer Incidence Study to address the issue of elevated cancer incidence in this area. A digitized representation of pertinent spatial (residence, exposure zones) and aspatial (years of residence, age, sex) data from the Upper Cape Cancer Incidence Study within a Geographic Information System is being developed, the cancer risk associated with single and multiple geographically-located exposures is being measured, and pilot investigations of new analytic techniques to detect and verify spatial aggregation ("hot spots" or clusters) are being conducted.

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