Letter to the Editor
Archives of Public Health
School of Medical and Health Sciences
Whilst our paper was published in three parts to assist with readability it is essentially a single report. Our analysis moves logically from continuous and categorical bivariate studies to inverse probability weighted multivariate (IPWM) and then geospatiotemporal analysis and finally statistical analysis of geospatiotemporal models. Context is important. As stated by Chen and colleagues IPWM models are very powerful and present compelling conclusions and have the effect of transforming ecological into pseudo-randomized studies from which it is entirely proper to draw causal conclusions. That this report follows similar earlier IPWM and geotemporospatial reports on the commonest cancer in adults and women (breast cancer), the commonest cancer in children (acute lymphoid leukaemia) and total pediatric cancer and includes the commonest cancer in men (prostate cancer) forms a powerful backdrop for the present report (references in paper). We emphasized and now wish to re-emphasize that our analyses of prostate and ovarian cancer (both reproductive cancers) were exemplary and pathfinding since such detailed analyses have not previously been presented.
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Reece, A. S., & Hulse, G. K. (2022). Response to Chen et. al. Archives of Public Health, 80, Article 235. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13690-022-00986-0