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Estimating the effects of environmental exposures using a weighted mean of monitoring stations

Barnett, Adrian; Vaneckova, P; Clements, Archie


The health effects of environmental hazards are often examined using time series of the association between a daily response variable (e.g., death) and a daily level of exposure (e.g., temperature). Exposures are usually the average from a network of stations. This gives each station equal importance, and negates the opportunity for some stations to be better measures of exposure. We used a Bayesian hierarchical model that weighted stations using random variables between zero and one. We...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology
DOI: 10.1016/j.sste.2012.02.010


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