Adjusting Moran’s I for Population Density

Publication Type
Journal Article
Year of Publication
1995
Authors
Oden, N
Secondary
Stat Med
Volume
14
Start Page
17
Pagination
17-26
Date Published
01/1995
Keywords
Analysis of Variance; Cluster Analysis; Georgia/epidemiology; Humans; Incidence; Lyme Disease/epidemiology Models; Population Density; Random Allocation; Risk Factors; Space-Time Clustering
Abstract
I derive two new statistics, Ipop and Ipop*, that adjust Moran's I to study clustering of disease cases in areas (for example, counties) with different, known population densities. A simulation of Lyme disease in Georgia suggests that these new statistics can be more powerful than those currently in use. This is because they consider both spatial pattern and non-binomial variance in rates as evidence supporting disease clusters.

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Adjusting Moran's I for population density. [Stat Med. 1998] Adjusting Moran's I for population density. [Stat Med. 1996]