Spatial analyses of typhoid fever in Jiangsu province, People’s Republic of China

Cheng, Yue-Jia and Tang, Fen-Yang and Bao, Chang-Jun and Zhu, Ye-Fei and Liang, Qi and Hu, Jian-Li and Liu, Wen-Dong and Wu, Ying and Reilly, Kathleen H. and Shen, Tong-Qian and Zhao, Yang and Peng, Zhi-Hang and Yu, Rong-Bin and Shen, Hong-Bing and Chen, Feng (2013) Spatial analyses of typhoid fever in Jiangsu province, People’s Republic of China. Geospatial Health, 7 (2). pp. 279-288. ISSN 1970-7096

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An analysis of the geographical distribution of typhoid incidence rates, based on various statistical approaches such as trend surface, spatial autocorrelation, spatial correlation and spatial regression, was carried out at the county level in Jiangsu province, People’s Republic of China. Temperature, moisture content, proximity to water bodies and the normalized difference vegetation index in the autumn were the four underlying factors found to contribute the most to the development of the epidemic. Typhoid infection was most severe in the south-eastern region of Jiangsu and a significant hotspot with high positive autocorrelation was detected in Taicang county in the south-east of the province. To improve the typhoid situation, intervention efforts should be concentrated in the south-eastern region of the province, targeting the hotspot and include reduction of lake pollution

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Geographical information systems, typhoid fever, trend surface analysis, spatial analysis, spatial regression, People’s Republic of China
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 614 Medicina legale; incidenza delle malattie; Medicina preventiva pubblica > 614.4 Incidenza delle malattie e misure pubblica per prevenirle (classificare qui l'Epidemiologia, l'Epidemiologia clinica)
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2014 15:47
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2014 15:47

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