Real geographies and virtual landscapes: exploring the influence on place and space on mortality Lexis surfaces using shaded contour maps

Minton, J. (2014) Real geographies and virtual landscapes: exploring the influence on place and space on mortality Lexis surfaces using shaded contour maps. Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Epidemiology, 10, pp. 49-66. (doi:10.1016/j.sste.2014.04.003)

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Abstract

This paper describes how shaded contour plots, applied to mortality data from the Human Mortality Database, can be used to compare between nations, and start to tease out some of the ways that place and space matters. A number of shaded contour plots are presented, in order to describe the age, period and cohort effects which are apparent within them. They show variations between different subpopulations within the same nation, over time, and between nations. In illustrating these intra- and international variations in the patterns, we hope to encourage the development of hypotheses about the influence of such factors on mortality rates. We conclude with a brief discussion about how such hypotheses might be developed into statistical models, allowing for more rigourous testing of hypotheses and projection across time, place and space.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Minton, Dr Jonathan
Authors: Minton, J.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Epidemiology
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1877-5845
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.
First Published:First published in Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Epidemiology 10:49-66
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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