Further examples of areal data modeling

Parallel to Chapter 8, this chapter showcases four examples of areal and temporal areal unit data sets. Click the links below to see the R-code for the examples.

  1. Assessing childhood vaccination coverage in Kenya
  2. Assessing trend in cancer rates in the USA
  3. Localized modeling of hospitalization data from England
  4. Assessing trend in child poverty in London

All the model fitting is done using the Bcartime model fitting function in the bmstdr package. The fitted model object is then explored for making several types of inference required in different practical settings. The full version of the code lines for model fitting and further investigations are provided in an online supplement which allows the reader to reproduce all the results and graphs illustrated here.