publication . Article . Other literature type . 2020

Application of the β-substitution method for analyzing censored data on indoor radon concentrations

Kononenko, Dmitry V.;
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  • Published: 07 Jan 2020 Journal: Radiacionnaâ Gigiena, volume 12, issue 4, pages 47-55
  • Publisher: Saint-Petersburg Research Institute of Radiation Hygiene after Professor P.V. Ramzaev
Abstract
<jats:p>When analyzing the results of radon surveys, there could be an issue with measurements that are below the limit of detection (LOD) of the measurement technique used. This issue is usually referred to as the management of left-censored data. The paper presents the results of the practical application of one the most accurate and easy to calculate methods for analyzing censored data – the β-substitution method – to the analysis of an indoor radon concentrations dataset. The results of the radon survey conducted in the framework of the regional program “Radon” in Krasnoselskiy district of St. Petersburg in 2000 have been used as the test dataset. It is show...
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free text keywords: radon, concentration, censored data analysis, beta-substitution, β-substitution, lognormal distribution, distribution parameters, q-q plot, risk assessment, lcsh:Medical physics. Medical radiology. Nuclear medicine, lcsh:R895-920, lcsh:Radioactivity and radioactive substances, lcsh:QC794.95-798, Radon, chemistry.chemical_element, chemistry, Log-normal distribution, Censoring (statistics), Mathematics, Q–Q plot, Minimum bias, Statistics
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