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Journal of Environmental and Public Health
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 959343, 8 pages
Spatial Analysis of County-Level Breast Cancer Mortality in Texas
1Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Science, University of Texas School of Public Health, 1200 Herman Pressler, Houston, TX 77030, USA
2Division of Biostatistics, University of Texas School of Public Health, 1200 Herman Pressler, Houston, TX 77030, USA
3Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Science, University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville Regional Campus, 80 Fort Brown Road, RAHC, Brownsville, TX 78520, USA
Received 2 September 2011; Revised 25 October 2011; Accepted 25 October 2011
Academic Editor: Edward Trapido
Copyright © 2012 Arvind B. Bambhroliya et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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