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Table 1 Selection of maximum spatial window size in 81 recent publications

From: Using Gini coefficient to determining optimal cluster reporting sizes for spatial scan statistics

Maximum spatial window size <5 % 10 % 15 % 25 % 30 % 50 % Multiple maxima Distance based Not specified Total
# of pub. 5 3 1 5 1 22 8 13 23 81
% of pub. 6 4 1 6 1 27 10 16 28 100
  1. Using Google Scholar, we ran a search of publications with both words “SaTScan” and “cancer” published during 2015 and yielded 156 results. Restricting the search to scientific papers published in peer-reviewed journals in English, we found a total of 81 papers using the SaTScan™ software (www.satscan.org). This table summarizes the maximum spatial window size (MSWS) used in these 81 papers. 8 papers (10 %) erroneously (see reason in “Maximum spatial window size of reported clusters” section) used multiple MSWS ranging from 2 to 4 choices, with 50 % always included as one of them