Detection of Outbreak Signals Using R – International Society for Disease Surveillance


Thursday, December 12, 2013; 10:50 – 11:10am


Grand Ballroom D


Steve Rigdon, Saint Louis University

Abstract Summary

Regression analysis is used to fit a periodic model to weekly disease counts for reportable diseases in Missouri. These trigonometric models are then used to obtain upper control limits for the number of cases that would lead to an outbreak signal. The methods, including graphics, are implemented in the open source statistical package R.

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Abstract Citation

Online Journal of Public Health Informatics. 2014; 6(1). 

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