Spatial analysis of learning and developmental disorders in upper Cape Cod, Massachusetts using generalized additive models.


Journal Article

The spatial variability of three indicators of learning and developmental disability (LDD) was assessed for Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Maternal reports of receiving special education services, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and educational attainment were available for a birth cohort from 1969-1983. Using generalized additive models and residential history, maps of the odds of LDD were produced that also controlled for known risk factors. While results were not statistically significant, they suggest that children living in certain parts of Cape Cod were more likely to have a LDD. The spatial variation may be due to variation in the physical and social environment.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hoffman, K; Webster, TF; Weinberg, JM; Aschengrau, A; Janulewicz, PA; White, RF; Vieira, VM

Published Date

  • February 12, 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 /

Start / End Page

  • 7 -

PubMed ID

  • 20152039

Pubmed Central ID

  • 20152039

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1476-072X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1476-072X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1186/1476-072X-9-7


  • eng