Posted by: Janine | March 19, 2011

Statistics

Food or water borne?
Assign diarrhea source
using statistics.

Dan Gillis

University of Guelph

I present a new statistical method to classify spatially correlated data into distinct groups, while estimating the effect of covariates, using a Mixture model with multivariate conditionally autoregressive random effects.  The method provides parameter estimates as good or better than traditional spatial methods, while at the same time classifying the data into distinct groups; an option unavailable to traditional spatial methods.  The method was applied to Gastrointestinal data which were classified as either foodborne or waterborne in nature.  See also this haiku.

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