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Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH   JANUARY 2016 , Volume 45 , Number 1; Page(s) 86 To 93.
 
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Correlation Assessment Of Climate And Geographic Distribution Of Tuberculosis Using Geographical Information System (Gis)

 
 
Author(s):  Beiranvand Reza, Karimi Nasrin, Delpisheh Ali*, Sayehmiri Kourosh, Soleimani Samira, Ghalavandi Shahnaz
 
* DEPT. OF EPIDEMIOLOGY, FACULTY OF HEALTH, ILAM UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, ILAM, IRAN
 
Abstract: 
Background: Tuberculosis (TB) spread pattern is influenced by geographic and social factors. Nowadays Geographic Information System (GIS) is one of the most important epidemiological instrumentation identifying high-risk popula-tion groups and geographic areas of TB. The aim of this study was to determine the correlation between climate and geographic distribution of TB in Khuzestan Province using GIS during 2005-2012.Methods: Through an ecological study, all 6363 patients with definite diagnosis of TB from 2005 until the end of Sep-tember 2012 in Khuzestan Province, southern Iran were diagnosed. Data were recorded using TB- Register software. Tuberculosis incidence based on the climate and the average of annual rain was evaluated using GIS. Data were ana-lyzed through SPSS software. Independent t-test, ANOVA, Linear regression, Pearson and Eta correlation coefficient with a significance level of less than 5% were used for the statistical analysis.Results: The TB incidence was different in various geographic conditions. The highest mean of TB cumulative inci-dence rate was observed in extra dry areas (P=0.017). There was a significant inverse correlation between annual rain rate and TB incidence rate (R=-0.45, P=0.001). The lowest TB incidence rate (0-100 cases per 100, 000) was in areas with the average of annual rain more than 1000 mm (P=0.003).Conclusion: The risk of TB has a strong relationship with climate and the average of annual rain, so that the risk of TB in areas with low annual rainfall and extra dry climate is more than other regions. Services and special cares to high-risk regions of TB are recommended.
 
Keyword(s): ANNUAL RAIN, CLIMATIC PROCESSES, GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS, TUBERCULOSIS
 
 
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BEIRANVAND, R., & KARIMI, N., & DELPISHEH, A., & SAYEHMIRI, K., & SOLEIMANI, S., & GHALAVANDI, S. (2016). CORRELATION ASSESSMENT OF CLIMATE AND GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF TUBERCULOSIS USING GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS). IRANIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 45(1), 86-93. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=488149



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BEIRANVAND REZA, KARIMI NASRIN, DELPISHEH ALI, SAYEHMIRI KOUROSH, SOLEIMANI SAMIRA, GHALAVANDI SHAHNAZ. CORRELATION ASSESSMENT OF CLIMATE AND GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF TUBERCULOSIS USING GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS). IRANIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH. 2016 [cited 2022August19];45(1):86-93. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=488149



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BEIRANVAND, R., KARIMI, N., DELPISHEH, A., SAYEHMIRI, K., SOLEIMANI, S., GHALAVANDI, S., 2016. CORRELATION ASSESSMENT OF CLIMATE AND GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF TUBERCULOSIS USING GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS). IRANIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, [online] 45(1), pp.86-93. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=488149.



 
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