SpaceStat and Geohealth Tutorials – Mixed Model Regression Part 2: Data Exploration
This tutorial will use the Mixed Model Regression method in SpaceStat software to explore the patterns in all cancer mortality rates among women, 1969-2002. We will look for changing spatial patterns over time and see if some basic sociodemographic covariates can help to explain them. The mixed model approach will allow specified covariates to vary across broad U.S. regions.
In this step we will explore the temporal trends in the cancer data, look at the distribution of the dependent variable, and examine covariate correlation.