Temporal and spatial mapping of hand, foot and mouth disease in Sarawak, Malaysia

Sham, Noraishah M. and Krishnarajah, Isthrinayagy and Ibrahim, Noor Akma and Lye, Munn-Sann (2014) Temporal and spatial mapping of hand, foot and mouth disease in Sarawak, Malaysia. Geospatial Health, 8 (2). pp. 503-507. ISSN 1970-7096

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Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is endemic in Sarawak, Malaysia. In this study, a geographical information system (GIS) was used to investigate the relationship between the reported HFMD cases and the spatial patterns in 11 districts of Sarawak from 2006 to 2012. Within this 7-years period, the highest number of reported HFMD cases occurred in 2006, followed by 2012, 2008, 2009, 2007, 2010 and 2011, in descending order. However, while there was no significant distribution pattern or clustering in the first part of the study period (2006 to 2011) based on Moran’s I statistic, spatial autocorrelation (P = 0.068) was observed in 2012

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hand, foot and mouth disease, geographical information systems, spatial autocorrelation, Malaysia
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 > 614.5 Incidenza di specifiche malattie e tipi di malattia e misure pubbliche per prevenirle
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2014 15:27
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2014 15:27
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/9599

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