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Table 2 Power of the Kulldorff spatial scan statistic, the Besag & Newell statistic, and the local Moran’s I statistic for detecting spatial clustering

From: Detecting cancer clusters in a regional population with local cluster tests and Bayesian smoothing methods: a simulation study

    Census tracts Communities
    Besag & Newell Kulldorff spatial scan statistic Local Moran’s I Besag & Newell Kulldorff spatial scan statistic Local Moran’s I
    k = 5 k = 10 k = 13    k = 15 k = 20 k = 30   
RR = 2.0 urban Males 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.21 0.22 0.23 0.86 0.78
Females 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.25 0.39 0.42 0.76 0.84
rural Males 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.19 0.21 0.22 0.75 0.82
Females 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.22 0.4 0.35 0.73 0.82
RR = 4.0 urban Males 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.22 0.23 0.26 1.0 0.63
Females 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.25 0.36 0.9 0.98 0.78
rural Males 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.19 0.21 0.25 0.8 0.83
   Females 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.23 0.49 0.48 0.74 0.83