SpaceStat and Geohealth Tutorials – Mixed Model Regression Part 3: Aspatial Regression
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 apply Aspatial Regression models to examine the significance of the covariates and to calculate how much of the variation of the rates we can explain by them.