Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHY AND PLANNING   FALL 2014 , Volume 18 , Number 49; Page(s) 259 To 293.
 
Paper: 

THE STUDY AND ANALYSIS OF HEALTH-LIFE AND AVAILABILITY OF HEALTH INDICATORS IN SLUM NEIGHBORHOODS CASE STUDY: DISTRICT OF SHADGHOLIKHAN IN QOM CITY

 
 
Author(s):  MAHDI ALI, POURAHMAD AHMAD, HATAMINEZHAD HOSSEIN
 
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Abstract: 

Today, the concept of health-life and healthy urban life, regarding rapid population growth, urbanization, migration, poverty and slumming that have changed to the common trends of the world, especially underdeveloped countries are of the most important issues of medical geography, life quality and stable development. Therefore, the present paper with the purpose of studying one of the most important slum living neighborhoods of Qom (Shadgholikhan), deals with knowing the existing problems of the residents on the aspect of related issues such as the abnormal condition of proximity, land users, education, economical situation and peoples’ jobs. The method of study in the present paper is analytical-descriptive and a number of 380 questionnaires based on Cochran model were distributed among residents, so that the ideas of the neighborhood residents were collected in this way and field observations were also of the major axes. Later, to analyze the questionnaires the SPSS and tests such as Mann-Chi-Square, Whitney, ANOVA, Tukey LSD, Variance equality test, and F test were used. The results showed that because of sever social and cultural and especially economic weakness of residents of Shdgholijhan neighborhood and also threatening interior and exterior factors in the neighborhood, the residents under study do not have clear access to health axes and therefore do not have suitable living health.

 
Keyword(s): SLUMMING, LIVING HEALTH, HEALTH AXES, CITY OF QOM, SHADGHOLIKHAN NEIGHBORHOOD
 
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