The Spatial Spread of the Aids Epidemic in Ohio: Data Analyses via Expanded Regressions

  • Emilio Casetti
  • C. Cindy Fan
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The spatial realities of the spread of AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) have not attracted the attention commensurate with their importance. A few spatial geographical studies of the epidemic have begun to appear (Dutt et al., 1987; Jager and Ruitenberg, 1988; Wood, 1988; Gardner et al., 1989; Gould, 1989; Shannon and Pyle, 1989). However, most studies concerning the spread of this epidemic focus upon homosexuals and intravenous drug users, and are often concerned with determining to what extent the members of these groups modified their patterns of behavior out of concern for AIDS (Curran et al., 1985 and 1988; Gong and Ruknick, 1986; Kulstad, 1986). These studies clearly imply that the spatial spread of AIDS will differ across geographical spaces and environments, but these implications are not translated into systematic investigations of which patterns occur where and when; of which types of spatial spread of AIDS exist; of which relations exist between such types of dynamics and the spatial geographical environments to which they are associated.


Expansion Method Spatial Spread Large Urban Center Trend Surface Expansion Equation 
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  • C. Cindy Fan

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