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    Spatial patterns in breast cancer incidence in north-west Lancashire


    Rigby, Jan and Gatrell, Anthony C. (2000) Spatial patterns in breast cancer incidence in north-west Lancashire. Area, 32 (1). pp. 71-78. ISSN 0004-0894

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    Abstract

    Breast cancer is a disease whose incidence is increasing in both developed and developing countries, but whose complex aetiology is not clearly understood. Recent research suggests that the environment may be an important factor, hence and investigation into spatial patterning of incidence could inform such research. We use data on incidence in north-west Lancashire and apply some techniques for exploratory spatial analysis, at a variety of spatial scales. Issues relating to the use of incidence data and the interpretation of results are discussed.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: The definitive version of this article is available at DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4762.2000.tb00116.x
    Keywords: Spatial patterns; breast cancer incidence; north-west Lancashire; environment; spatial analysis;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 4195
    Depositing User: Jan Rigby
    Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2013 15:49
    Journal or Publication Title: Area
    Publisher: Wiley Blackwell
    Refereed: Yes
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