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Geographic information systems (GIS) analysis of under five mortality in Alexandria.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16918149     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this study is to analyze under five mortality in Alexandria using GIS. A retrospective study is conducted to collect recorded data about under-5 deaths and live births from 1996 to 2001 from Health Information Center and CAPMAS in Alexandria. Data used include sociodemographic and environmental conditions in Alexandria sub-districts digitized maps of Alexandria districts and sub-districts (scale 1 50 0000). The spatial analysis of the geographical database revealed that there is regional variations of U5MR. GIS overlay analysis indicates that there is no association between low sociodemographic and environmental indicators and deaths caused by perinatal conditions and congenital malformations. The cause of death most associated with low sociodemographic and environmental indicators are found to be ARI and external causes of mortality. This is quietly evident in Amria and Borg Al Arab sub-districts.
Noha Saleh Mohamed; Laila Mohamed Nofal; Mona Hassan Ahmed Hassan; Saleh Mesbah Elkaffas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association     Volume:  79     ISSN:  0013-2446     ISO Abbreviation:  J Egypt Public Health Assoc     Publication Date:  2004  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-21     Completed Date:  2006-09-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505602     Medline TA:  J Egypt Public Health Assoc     Country:  Egypt    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  243-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Biostatistics, High Institute of Public Health, Alexandria University.
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MeSH Terms
Cause of Death
Child, Preschool
Geographic Information Systems*
Infant, Newborn
Mortality / trends*
Retrospective Studies
Urban Population*

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