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Title: Confidence intervals for spatial scan statistic.
Authors: Silva, Ivair Ramos
Duczmal, Luiz Henrique
Kulldorff, Martin
Keywords: Relative risk
Monte Carlo
Coverage probability
Primary cluster
Issue Date: 2021
Citation: SILVA, I. R.; DUCZMAL, L. H.; KULLDORFF, M. Confidence intervals for spatial scan statistic. Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, artigo 107185, 2021. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 25 ago. 2021.
Abstract: The spatial scan statistic is a popular statistical tool to detect geographical clusters of diseases. The basic problem of constructing confidence intervals for the relative risk of the most likely cluster has remained an open question. To cover this lack, a Monte Carlo based interval estimator for the relative risk of the primary cluster is derived. The method works for the circular spatial scan statistic applied to binomial data, and it ensures, by construction, an analytical control of the coverage probability under the nominal confidence coefficient. In addition, its performance is illustrated on simulated and real data of birth defects in New York State.
ISSN: 0167-9473
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